SnoreRx is a mandibular advancement device that actually allows you to control the level of jaw advancement. It reaches up to 10mm (almost half an inch), but the manufacturer recommends starting out with 4-5mm and working your way from there.
With this product, you’re also allowed to create a custom mold that’ll perfectly fit the natural shape of your teeth. It utilizes the boil-and-bite approach, similar to many other MADs. Before we explain the fitting process for this snoring aid, however, note that SnoreRx MAD is not recommended for individuals who:
- Suffer from central sleep apnea
- Are under 18 years of age
- Suffer from TMD
- Have received any dental implants within the last year
- Are undergoing orthodontic treatment or have dentures
- Have abscesses, loose teeth or severe gum disease
- Have a history of emphysema, chronic asthma or any respiratory disorder
In order to customize SnoreRx to fit you perfectly, you’ll need the following components:
- Non-metal cup
- Bowl of cold tap water
- Tongs or a spatula
Custom Fitting Steps
The fitting procedure consists of the following seven steps:
- Make sure your SnoreRx MAD is still at its factory setting of 3mm;
- Bring the cup of water to a boil;
- Submerge SnoreRx into the water for exactly 90 seconds;
- After that time, quickly dip it into your bowl of tap water and keep it there for 2-3 seconds in order to remove all the hot water;
- Give the device a firm bite and keep it in your mouth for 30 seconds;
- After that, remove it from your mouth and dip it into the cold water again for 60 seconds;
- After this process, SnoreRx should display obvious teeth marks. If it doesn’t, however, just repeat steps 1-6. It may take up to 3 repetitions to form the perfect mold.
Once the fitting part is done, you’ll want to adjust your SnoreRx device for the most comfortable fit possible. This procedure is comprised of just two steps:
- Use your forefinger and thumb to squeeze both sides of the upper tray. This will disengage the locking mechanism, which re-locks once you release the pressure.
- As you apply pressure to the upper tray, simultaneously start advancing the lower tray forward with your left thumb. Each click you hear represents 1 mm. If you want to move the upper tray back, just rock it one side at a time while squeezing both sides.