Do you feel tired during the day? Has your partner noticed you snoring or sleeping with your mouth open? Snoring is caused by the muscles in the roof of your mouth (soft palate), tongue, and throat relaxing too much during sleep. This narrows or blocks your airway, causing your soft palate and uvula to vibrate and hit the back of your throat, producing snoring noises. The narrower your airway is, the more your tissues will vibrate and the louder the snoring is. If you snore, Dr. Derek C. Barnes may recommend snoring devices in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Snoring devices are worn during sleep to push the tongue and jaw forward, which improves your airflow. Moving your jaw forward reduces the risk of your airway collapsing when you breathe in. Our dentist will fit the device to your mouth for optimal comfort and effectiveness. You will need to have regular checkups to make sure that the device still fits well. Our oral devices will improve the quality of your sleep and reduce daytime sleepiness.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more about snoring devices and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist. We are excited to serve you!