October 21, 2019

The Latest Sleep Apnea and Snoring Device: Silent Nite SL

Silent Nite sl

So we had to discussed the Silent Nite before and how that it was ideal for preventing snoring and also helping in cases of light sleep apnea. After making several for our patients, we have found that the device is successful but it also has several flaws. The Silent Nite is successful in preventing snoring but the plastic brackets on the side tend to snap and will often need to be replaced. The inside of the appliance is soft and it becomes dark and discolored making it look dirty and you can’t use cleaners on it to remove it because it will ruin the lining.

A lab in California has come out with the new version of the Silent Nite which they call the Silent Nite SL (slide link)and they have tried to fix the above mentioned problems. Instead of the plastic brackets on the side, there are flexible bands¬† that are 300 times stronger than the previous brackets. Another huge plus is that you don’t have to go to the office to replace your bands because the new appliance is very easy to adjust and the dentist will send you home with the replacement¬† brackets. So, if you have problems with snoring or sleep apnea, now is a great time to get this new appliance!