The TheraSnore is one of the more complicated Mandibular Advancement Devices to custom mold to an impression of your teeth.
Before fitting, notice that the upper tray and lower tray can be separated. There is a track where you can snap the TheraSnore together into five different positions. The protrusion of the lower jaw is what improves snoring, and the TheraSnore allows you to set that advancement from slight to extensive. Find the setting that fills most comfortable for you.
Start with the upper tray. Fill a pan with water and boil the water. Using a spoon or tongs, lower the upper tray into the water. Leave the TheraSnore in the water for one minute. Remove the pan from the heat, but wait for the TheraSnore to become clear before removing from the boiling water. Once clear, remove and let the device cool for twenty seconds. Line up your front teeth with the arrow on the upper tray. Bite down hard and mold the tray around your gum line with your fingers. Carefully remove and place into cold water.
Heat the lower tray of the TheraSnore and repeat the above process. Place into cold water to seal.
Notice there is a lingual post on the lower portion. Repeat the above molding process by holding the lingual post in hot water for one minute or longer. You can then elongate or custom fit this lingual tray to fit the section between your teeth and gums. This part of the device keeps your jaw in place and prevents it from falling back into a normal breathing position. Place the lower tray into cold water again to seal the impression of the lingual post.
If the custom mold causes pain or does not fit, you can remold up to three times.
To adjust the TheraSnore, simply separate the top and lower half and re-snap together into a different track position. Test different positions to see how your snoring improves.
Do NOT wear TheraSnore under the following conditions:
- If you have any loose teeth or gum disease.
- If you wear dentures.
- If you have bridgework or veneers in the front upper and front lower teeth. Consult your dentist first to see if this applies to you.
- If you are under the age of 18.