1. Myofunctional Therapy
Snoring and sleep apnea can be caused by airway blockages resulting from muscle dysfunction in the tongue and facial area. Myofunctional therapy, a non-invasive treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, uses exercises to correct this dysfunction and has been shown to effectively alleviate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring in many people.
2. Sleep Appliances
Sleep appliances such as Silensor, Dorsal Sleep Appliance, Prosomnus [CA] LP Continuous Advancement Sleep Device and Prosomnus Evo Sleep and Snore Device are used to treat snoring and sleep apnea. They work by repositioning the lower jaw, creating optimal tongue space. These appliances help clear airway blockages, reducing snoring and sleep apnea. Sleep appliances offer an excellent alternative to invasive treatments, significantly improving sleep quality and overall health.
3. Airway Orthodontics
Airway Orthodontics treats jaw, sleep, and breathing disorders caused by backward jaw position and incorrect tongue posture. It expands and moves the jaw forward to improve airway width, spine posture, and tongue posture while protecting the TMJ joint for healthy breathing and sleep.
4. Tongue Tie Release (Functional Frenuloplasty Procedure)
Tongue Tie refers to a condition where the lingual frenum, the band of tissue connecting the tongue to the bottom of the mouth, is shorter than usual. This can restrict the tongue’s movement, leading to snoring during sleep as the tongue falls backward. Tongue tie release procedures such as Functional Frenuloplasty can treat tongue ties and thereby alleviate snoring or sleep disordered breathing caused due to restricted tongue movement.
5. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a sleep apnea treatment that can also alleviate snoring. It involves wearing a mask over your nose or mouth while sleeping. The mask is connected to a CPAP machine that delivers a steady stream of air pressure that helps to keep the airway open, preventing snoring.