Although SnoreRx device helped me, there is no perfect anti-snoring device that works for everyone. There are a lot of them available now and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. That’s why before trying something on yourself, all possible side effects of a particular device have to be thoroughly studied. Now let us take a look at disadvantages of a mandibular placement device.
- If you have had a certain type of dental work done on your teeth and they somehow change a form of your jaw (like dentures) you will not be able to use it, because it simply will not fit your jaw the way it supposed to. If it is permanent will be taken off soon, then you can wait for a while, but if it is there for life, you definitely need to look for different options.
- This mouthpiece normally causes soreness in the morning. And you can not escape from it. Its purpose is to set your jaw in a position needed for you to breathe normally. And this position is not the one you are used to, otherwise you would not have a trouble of snoring at night. After the first nice of using it you will definitely feel sore, but refreshed and full of energy! Getting rid of snoring is worth doing it and an uncomfortable feeling will go away in a few days.
- Make sure that you do not have a gag reflex. It is easy to check so do it prior to ordering the mouthpiece since it will save you a lot of trouble later. This device is put on both your lower and upper jaw and touches a throat. So people who have the gag reflex will react immediately. So you will not get rid of the existing issue, but will find yourself a new one. Though it has to be added that the newest devices are more sensitive and designed specifically for such people. But don’t forget to ask and check!
- Another unpleasant bonus of using the mouth piece is a muscle and jaw pain that will follow the next day and last for from a few days to a few weeks. Not everybody understands where it comes from. It is natural and easy to explain. Just take a look at a fitting procedure: the mouth piece is set through a boil-and-bite procedure where you need to bite tight and hold your grip for a few seconds. Then at night you need to bite on the device too. Although this time your grip is not that tight, it lasts for a whole night! Add to it that your jaw is held in an unusual position for you. All of the above causes your face to ache for some time. Try to ignore this pain and it will leave you quite soon.
As you can see, there are quite a few side effects of using the mandibular placement device. That’s why consult your doctor prior to using it.