Ripsnore uses the same boil-and-bite technique as many other mandibular advancement anti snoring mouthpieces (MADs) to achieve a custom fit. The only difference is that because this device starts out a little bulkier than other so it makes the fitting price a bit more challenging. Fortunately, you can reheat to repeat the process three to five times, so you have a little wiggle room there for errors.
Remove the device from the package and give it a gentle cleaning. Although it has been packaged, you just never know how products are handled before you get them. The website states that Ripsnore only needs to be rinsed after use, but I would advise something a little more than water.
Many MADs can't be cleaned with toothpaste, so even though there is nothing that says to not use toothpaste, I wouldn't recommend it. A mild dishwashing soap is great. That is what I used the week I did a trial with the device.
Take a few moments to get comfortable with the mouthpiece. Figure out which side is up and down, and you should practice putting the device in your mouth and biting down with your lower jaw extended forward (similar to the process with Zyppah). You don't want to be just figuring out what you are doing after the mouthpiece is already heated. Once you are comfortable with it, you can move forward with the fitting process.
I discuss some of the pros and cons of the fitting process and overall mouthpiece in my Ripsnore review. The SnoringHQ Team is confident you can find a solution to alleviate snoring (I personally did) so please check our home page or our list of best snoring devices.