Snore Guard works to move the jaw into a slightly forward position and then holds the jaw in this position while you sleep at night.
When the jaw is repositioned in this manner the airway that runs along behind the soft palate will enlarge somewhat and hopefully make snoring less likely. The Snore Guard is worn inside the mouth much like a sports mouth-guard.
Snore Guard design
This mouthpiece differs in design from most of the other jaw repositioning devices. The upper tray is designed to fit over all of the upper teeth and in this way is similar to other jaw advancing mouthpieces.
However, there is a plastic protrusion that projects downward from the bottom of the upper teeth tray and fits over only a few of the front teeth of the lower jaw. Most other mouthpieces in this category include a complete plastic fitting over all of the lower teeth in the jaw.
Because only a few of the lower teeth are fitted into the Snore Guard these few teeth must handle all of the pressure that is required to hold the jaw forward.
This could easily be too much pressure for comfortable night-time wear. In fact, it’s very important to stop using a mouthpiece if jaw or tooth pain occurs.
While it is normal for there to be some discomfort while getting used to the Snore Guard mouthpiece, this discomfort shouldn’t last for more than a few days.
People come in different sizes and shapes. Some mouths are smaller than others and some are larger.
It’s hard to imagine that one size is going to work for everyone when it comes to a solid piece of plastic that needs to be positioned properly inside the mouth cavity.
Boil and bite custom fitting process
Like many of the other jaw retaining oral appliances, the Snore guard will need to be custom fit before wearing it for the first time.
The thermoplastic liner of the upper tray will soften when the whole mouthpiece is placed in boiled water for a measured amount of time.
The softened thermoplastic will take the shape of your teeth when you bite into it after it comes out of the hot water.
Custom fit pros:
- Snug fit that conforms to the shape of the upper teeth insures that the mouthpiece will stay in place throughout the night.
- Much less expensive than custom fitting by a dental professional. However if you live in the US you will need a prescription and may have to get a dentist to fit the device. In Canada there is no need for a prescription.
Custom fit cons:
- Timing is crucial and failure to follow directions precisely could leave you with a misshaped and unusable mouthpiece.
- Only partially moulded – the rest of the device takes an unsatisfactory one-size-fits-all approach.
- Not suitable for wear with dentures.
Money Back Guarantee
Snore Guard is available on a trial basis for 31 days. For just the handling and shipping charge, $7.95, you can try the product out. If the sellers don’t hear from you before the end of the trial period you will be billed the full amount.
While it’s always great to see a money back guarantee you will need to keep an eye on the date and act promptly should you not want to keep the Snore Guard device. Apparently there will be no questions asked if you do want to make a return.
Some people’s snoring will be lessened by simply changing the position of the jaw but the majority of snorers will have to employ other methods to end the night-time racket.
While advancing the jaw does work to take pressure off of the airway at the back of the mouth, what happens when the tongue slips backwards and leans against that same air passageway?
If you guessed that snoring happens, then you would be absolutely correct.
Doing something about that relaxed tongue could be your smartest choice if you really want to end your snoring problem.Click Here to Access the Official Snore Guard 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.