Premier Dental Centre in Montreal’s West Island



Snoring is a sleeping disorder that affects many individuals along with those around them. However, there are several solutions to this annoying problem. The dentist can create a custom-designed device that can clear your airways while you sleep. This device helps to regulate breathing and therefore reduces snoring

Snoring: A Frustrating Problem

Snoring occurs when your respiratory tracts are narrowed or partially obstructed. This can occur for several reasons such as: a thick or low palate, excess adipose (fat) tissue in the throat, or abnormal tonsils. In these situations, a sound is generated when the air passes through the pharynx and vibrates through the vocal cords. In cases where respiration is partially obstructed, it's the mostly this snoring sound that creates discomfort for the individual along with those around them.

Our Solution

To help reduce your snoring, a dental device called Mandibular Advancement Device (MOD) can be recommended and custom-made for you. This solution can help clear your respiratory tracts pass air through without causing the vibrations that lead to snoring. This device, which resembles a mouthguard, is composed of two trays that are worn while you are asleep. It creates a slight force to push forward the mandible (lower jaw), tongue and all other oral structures that can cause respiratory obstruction.

Only a few steps are necessary to benefit from this solution:

  • The dentist will examine your mouth and oral cavity to see whether or not the device will be a good fit.
  • Dental impressions will be taken of the mouth which will then be sent out to a dental laboratory where they will make the custom-made device.
  • Once the device is back at the dental office, necessary adjustments are made so that you can be as comfortable as possible.
  • An adjustment period is needed for you to develop the habit of sleeping with the device in your mouth. If further adjustments are needed, please let your dentist know.
  • The dentist will do regular follow-ups with you to ensure that potential impacts on the teeth and the joints in the jaw are not affected.

Why Choose a Mandibular Advancement Device to Help with Snoring?

1. For a more peaceful sleep

By clearing your respiratory tracts it will not only help with snoring, but also with the quality of sleep and breathing you get during the night.

2. A simple and nonsurgical solution

The device allows a solution for most snoring cases without any modifications to your dental anatomy through surgery.

3. A personalized solution

The devices offered at the dental clinic offer better benefits when compared to over-the-counter devices as they are custom-made. Custom-made mouth devices will not have any consequences on the oral cavity.

4. To help those around you have a comfortable sleep

Individuals that snore are not always affected by their snoring, however it can affect family members. By choosing the Mandibular Advancement Device, not only will you sleep and breathe better, but so will your family!