Snoring can disrupt your sleep, preventing you and your loved ones from getting the rest you need. Snoring is typically caused by obstructions in the airway, such as collapsing tissues in the throat, large tonsils or the tongue rolling back in the throat. As your airway muscle relax during sleep, these tissues can narrow your upper airway, resulting in snoring. Fortunately, our dentists can offer a solution: oral appliance therapy.

Oral appliance therapy is a highly effective option for managing mild to moderate snoring and sleep apnea, working to keep your airways open and allow a normal flow of air. Your oral appliance (a snore guard) is a special type of custom-made mouth guard. This appliance works by advancing your lower jaw slightly forward into a comfortable position. This slightly forward position tightens the soft tissue and muscles of the airway, preventing them from vibrating or becoming an obstruction while you sleep. This also helps the tissues at the back of your throat relax and prevents your tongue from rolling back. As a result, you can enjoy a safe, soundless sleep and get the rest you need to enjoy a healthier life.

We invite you to contact Chestnut Family Dentistry today at 828-255-0936 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Wendy Willoughby or Dr. Teresa Bare and learn more about how snore guards in Asheville, North Carolina, can improve your quality of life!