The facts are pretty clear from all sides including clinical studies, snoring and sleep experts as well as, perhaps more importantly, real people that have used a snoring mouthpiece to overcome their problem.
They work, without a doubt. They are still the most common treatment for snoring and they have been proven to be highly effective in reducing snoring or completely eliminating it in vast numbers of people.
However, the level of effectiveness when using a snoring mouthpiece still centres on two fundamentals. Firstly, is an anti snoring mouthpiece appropriate for your snoring, mainly you don’t have any more complex underlying medical issues causing you to snore. Secondly, which mouthpiece should you choose to deliver the best results for YOU.
If your snoring is of the type that should be treated with a mouthpiece and if you choose one of the proven mouthpieces that suits your circumstances, then there is no reason why it should not be 90% plus effective.
Choosing An Effective Mouthpiece Type
You will need to make a choice between a Tongue Stabilizing Device (TSD) and a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD).
Tongue Stabilizing Device (TSD)
A TSD mouthpiece works by retaining your tongue in a forward position as you sleep. TSDs are quickly becoming the preferred type of stop snoring mouthpiece mainly due to the huge success and effectiveness of the Good Morning Snore Solution mouthpiece.
The key advantage is that this now produces the same success levels as more traditional MAD mouthpieces, but it is a lot smaller, more discrete, only needs to be worn in the front of your teeth, provides hugely better comfort levels, has none of the longer term dangers associated with MAD mouthpieces, lasts a lot longer and is just much easier and more simple to use.
A TSD is appropriate for the vast majority of social snorers, as long as the primary cause of your snoring is NOT caused by a significantly misaligned jaw.
Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD)
A MAD mouthpiece works by pushing your lower jaw forward. MAD mouthpieces come in four varieties that have an upper and lower mouth guard tray that fits over both sets of your teeth forcing your lower jaw forward.
The standard type has a fixed amount of jaw advancement. The adjustable type allows you to incrementally adjust the device to give you the optimal amount of lower jaw advancement. The home custom type is sent away to a lab to provide a perfect molded fit for your mouth and teeth. The dental custom type requires you to visit your dentist to mold and fit it for you.
Generally, the prices increase as you move from the standard to the dental custom and can start at around $40 all the way up to several thousand dollars.