The original ProSnore may be classified as a mandibular advancement device (MAD), but its unique design distinguishes it from others on the market. Like other MADs, it stops snoring by holding your lower jaw in a forward position. When your jaw is kept in this position the airway stays free of obstruction and soft tissues are not permitted to vibrate in the collapsed airway.
A Closer Look
ProSnore turned to Dr. Gregerson to design this oral appliance. At the time of its inception he had more than 30 years’ experience in dentistry. He is an American Dental Association board member and President of the Utah Dental Association.
This device is unlike any others. If you are familiar with MADs then you know that most rely on the upper teeth to keep the lower jaw in a forward position. This mouthpiece actually only fits on the lower jaw, but it does have a protruding extension that rests against the upper teeth and gums. The extension holds the lower jaw in place, but since there is nothing actually fitted to the upper jaw it is more comfortable than many products simply because it is less bulky.
The design is not the only distinguishing characteristic though. Unlike most MADs that need to be molded at home using boil-and-bite technology; ProSnore is custom made for you in a laboratory. You receive a mold kit in the mail. All you have to do is follow the instructions to make an imprint of your mouth. You then mail it the lab in the included pre-addressed and prepaid envelope. Your custom made mouthpiece will arrive to you in a couple weeks with a carrying case to keep the device in when it is not in use. Do make sure you clean it prior to putting it in your mouth the first time.
Promoted to Use with Sleep Apnea
Most MAD manufacturers avoid the questions involving sleep apnea because it is such a touchy subject. On the website it is stated that ProSnore can be used for snoring and sleep apnea. This is a very dangerous claim to make.
Although MADs have successfully reduced or eliminated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it is never recommended to use a mouthpiece for this purpose without consulting your doctor. These devices are only safe and effective with some cases of OSA. It is also vital that you never use any device if you think you have OSA, but you have not actually been officially diagnosed. Never treat an undiagnosed issue with a product without consulting your physician.
How Much Does it Cost?
If you pay upfront, then ProSnore is $119.99, which makes it more expensive than many products on the market. You can choose to split the cost into two payments of $69.99, if you prefer. If you are not in a hurry, regular shipping is free. If you need it faster there are three shipping options:
- Upgrade – $9.99
- Express – $34.99
- Overnight – $114.99
Exploring the Pros and Cons
There is no such thing as a perfect mouthpiece. Each one will have its negative points, but there are a few reasons why I recommend this product.
- Since it does not have an upper jaw piece its low profile design takes up minimal space in your mouth. This makes it more comfortable than some others devices I have tried.
- The product first hit the market in 2007, so it has been sold over seven years. There are a lot of devices on the market that are brand new and therefore have not been put to the test as much as this one.
- Dr. Gregerson, an actual dentist with more than 30 years of experience helped create the product and put his reputation on the line to endorse it.
- Unlike devices that require the boil-and-bite method to be done at home, this is one of the industry’s only products that is custom made for you in a lab using an impression of your teeth.
- The plastic that is used is very smooth and not irritating to the gums.
- Although it is more expensive than some other MADs on the market, it is still only one-third of what a similar oral appliance would be that you obtained through your doctor or dentist.
On the downside, the design of this mouthpiece does require you to breathe through your nose. So, if you typically breathe through your mouth because you have a deviated septum, nasal polyps, or sinus issues then this would not be a recommended product for you. The manufacturer has made a ProSnore II, and it features breathing holes.
The product is said to be backed by a 100 percent money back guarantee, but it is unclear how long you have to return it. Also, you have to be prepared to wait a few weeks to receive it from the lab.
What Are Users Saying?
Like all anti-snoring mouthpieces, there are mixed reviews to be found. Most users are pleased with the effectiveness of the device. There is actually a seller on eBay that has sold this mouthpiece since 2007, and there are no complaints to be found on it over the past 12 months.
However, there are heavy snorers who have said the product did not work for them. Some state that they struggled to breathe their nose with it in because there is no mouth ventilation and others have complained that the device simply falls out during the night.
My Final Thoughts
If you do not mind waiting a few weeks for the device I recommend trying ProSnore. Its low profile design makes it easy to wear and its custom fitting process distinguishes it from other MADs.
If this appliance does not work for you or if you do not want to wait so long to have relief from snoring I recommend Good Morning Snore Solution. It is ready-to-use the day it arrives and it is quite comfortable to wear.
Unlike MADs that sit inside your mouth, GMSS rests outside your mouth but uses a suction method to hold your tongue forward. It is less expensive than ProSnore, and it is comfortable and effective. I personally use this device to prevent snoring every night.Click Here to Access the Official ProSnore Website
Which device should I choose?
No one can answer this question for you. Your mouth and needs are unique, so one that I love or that your neighbor swears by may not be the best solution for you.
There are numerous products available to choose from, so if you are feeling overwhelmed this is perfectly normal. I have written several reviews on products I have personally tried and you can always use the chart I compiled for comparison purposes.