Do you snore? Does someone in your family snore? Your dentist may be the answer you’ve been looking for! Silent Nite is an oral prosthesis that’s comfortable to wear, and can reduce or eliminate snoring problems. In addition to fighting snoring, Silent Nite is used by some patients to help combat chronic sleep disordered breathing problems like sleep apnea.
How does it work? Silent Nite is a clear, acrylic mouthpiece that looks like an upper and lower tray, attached by a small connector on either side. The prosthesis is worn when you go to bed, and guides the lower jaw into a forward position that prevents the collapse of the soft tissues in the back of the mouth. This technique is based on the airway opening process used in CPR rescue breathing. Patients find that Silent Nite helps them breath comfortably without the use of other types of equipment, and enjoy that they can roll over or sleep on their site without troublesome CPAP machines. Their loved ones love it because with Silent Nite, the snoring stops!
People that sleep better are able to work better during the day and have better overall health. They’re also less likely to suffer from conditions like gum disease, obesity, and diabetes. When you have quality sleep, your body can function better for the everyday stressors that you encounter.
Getting your Silent Nite device is simple. All that is needed is an impression of your teeth! Your dentist will send these off to Silent Nite labs, where your custom prosthesis will be made and ready to pick up in just 1 or 2 weeks.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Lawrence Rosenman, Springfield Lorton Dental Group
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