During sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax creating a partial or even complete obstruction of the airways. When this occurs, the body’s reflexes attempt to maintain air volume and supply essential quantities of oxygen to the brain. As a result, air velocity increases in the constricted space causing the soft tissues in the throat and mouth to vibrate. Studies have shown that excess body weight, heavy alcohol consumption and other sedatives can increase the severity of snoring.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more. Sleep Apnea can result in daytime tiredness, reduced mental ability, irritability and irrationality, increased risk of stroke and high blood pressure, etc. Snoring can be an indicator of Sleep Apnea, therefore you are recommended to consult with doctors.
An intra oral snoring prevention device that can reduce snoring and reduction of Sleep Apnea will be placed in your body. Please consult with your dentist for more information.
|Fixed Brace||Removable brace|
|Treatment duration||1.5-3 years||0.5-1 years|
|Materials||elastics or stainless steel wires||springs and screws|
|Invisalign||General orthodontic treatment|
|Materials||Medical grade plastic||elastics or stainless steel wires|