Finding the Right Snoring Mouthpiece for Smaller Mouths
When you come in all different shapes and sizes, having a "one-size-fits-all" solution doesn’t always work. This is especially true when it comes to snoring mouthpieces which often times are just too large to fit into a smaller mouth comfortably. So, what alternatives are available for those with more petite mouths? Are there any mouthpieces out there that offer a more compact solution?
Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSD’s)
Recently, a possible solution has come to the forefront in the form of a Tongue Stabilizing Device (TSD). TSDs attach to the tip of the tongue via suction and hold it forward, which both tightens the muscles around the airway and keeps the tongue from falling back into the airway. This product can be used by people with any sized mouth, and is beginning to gain traction due to its easy-to-use properties and overall effectiveness. The AveoTSD and the Good Morning Snore Solution (GMSS) are currently the only two companies who manufacture and sell these products. The AveoTSD is available through your dentist by prescription only while the GMSS can be purchased online without the need to see a dentist.
Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD’s)
Mandibular Advancement Devices are the standard when it comes to products that seek to prevent snoring. These MADs are tried-and-true with over three decades of medical research to back them up. They consist of an upper tray and a lower tray that mold around the teeth, creating a custom impression. The lower tray is set slightly in front of the upper, which causes the jaw to remain forward while asleep. This helps to tighten the muscles around the airway and reduce the sound of snoring.
SnoreMeds – A Solution
SnoreMeds is a mouthpiece that offers a sizing option and can be purchased at a very reasonable price. They are in direct competition with a number of established MADs like the ZQuiet, VitalSleep, and O2. Choose SnoreMeds if you’re looking for something tailored to fit a smaller mouth. Keep in mind however that they must be purchased online and come with no instructions on how to make custom impressions.
When it comes to snoring mouthpieces that are too big to fit comfortably in small mouths, there aren’t many solutions available. However, if you’re looking for an effective and easy-to-use product, consider getting a TSD like AveoTSD and GMSS. Additionally, we suggest looking into SnoreMeds which offer sizing options at a good price. When shopping for a mouthpiece, make sure to find one that works best for your mouth, lifestyle, and budget.