The original ProSnore dental-grade mouthpiece was traditionally reserved for persons with higher budgets and thousands of dollars to spare. Most people couldn’t think of spending hundreds of dollars on a mouthguard.
Sure the original Prosnore had many functionalities, but its cost remained beyond the reach of many.
What if you could get its functionality at a fraction of the price? And we are talking about the same exact functionality.
Where would we find such a deal? Would it be legit? In this article, we will detail a contender that claims to provide the functionality of the original ProSnore mouthpiece at a fraction of the price – the Prosnore II claims to bring exactly what the original product brought.
Our super in-depth review covers the following subjects:
- What is Prosnore II
- How does the mouthpiece works
- What makes it unique
- Who is it for
- Who is it not for
- Whether or not it’s worth the price tag
- And lots more
What is Prosnore II—Exactly?
ProSnore II is a piece unit mouthpiece that mirrors the practice dentist use to produce a professional mouthpiece to stop or reduce snoring.
This mouthpiece stops snoring by repositioning the lower jaw in a forward position. The goal is to prevent the lower jaw and the tongue from falling to the throat. When the tongue and throat tissues fall into the throat, they block air the passage and lead to snorts (snoring sound).
Its most unique and significant feature is the lab-made custom fit.
The custom mold enhances comfort, functionality, and ease of use.
In other words, you don’t do the actual fitting process as with other mandibular adjustment devices. Instead, ProSnore hands you a dental-grade, snug fit mouthpiece.
We’ll break down the custom fit feature in a lot more depth later on. Lets first see how it works.
How Does The ProSnore II Work?
ProSnore reduces snoring by advancing the lower jaw in a forward position to keep the respiratory airway free from obstruction.
If you still don’t know how snoring occurs, the next section goes into detail.
How Does Snoring Occur
When asleep, the mind becomes unconscious, and body muscles relax.
When the soft tissues at the back of the throat relax, gravity pulls the jaw, and the tongue toward the throat, therefore constricting the airway. With a constricted airway, the air forces its way through, causing the relaxed soft tissues at the back of the throat to vibrate. That vibration is what causes a snoring sound.
So the first thing the ProSnore II does to stop snoring is holding the jaw forward to tighten the soft throat tissue. It holds the tongue and the jaw away from the throat to keep the airway clear.
The ProSnore II is designed to keep your airway open, preventing soft tissues from vibrating.
If the default adjustment setting doesn’t reduce or stop your snoring, you can adjust the snap setting to get the jaw advancement level that suits you.
To make adjustments to the lower jaw advancement level, peel the upper and the lower tray away. Then, position your jaws and bite down to lock the adjustment setting in place.
This snap setting will stay in place until you peel the trays away again to make further adjustments.
Yes, that’s necessarily how the mouthpiece works: it repositions your lower jaws to tighten the soft throat tissues. This way, your airway remains open, not hindering the airflow, which otherwise causes vibration of the soft throat tissues resulting in a snoring sound.
Now it is time to go over the category in which ProSnore belongs to
Device Classification: What Category Does ProSnore Belong to?
The device classification is the first thing that comes in mind when shopping for an anti-snoring solution.
The ProSnore II, similar to the Original ProSnore, is a MAD (Mandibular Adjustment Device). MADs slightly advances the user’s lower jaw into a forward position so that the jaw and tongue move away from the back of the throat.
This repositioning opens the airways of the user, therefore eliminating or reducing air resistance that causes snoring.
Even though ProSnore II falls under the category of Mandibular Adjustment Device, its unique designing and operating mechanism distinguish it from others in the market.
So let’s quickly point out how the ProSnore II compare with the Original ProSnore?
ProSnore II vs. ProSnore I—What’s the Difference
Both of the ProSnore models come with similar molding features—unlike other Mandibular Adjustment Devices, the manufacturer, do the custom fitting for you.
But some features and operation mechanism makes the Prosnore II unique.
Key features that make the ProSnore II unique.
1. Designing: The Original One-Jaw-Tray vs. Double Jaw Tray
The first visible difference between the ProSnore Original and the ProSnore II is the design.
The original ProSnore does not have an upper jaw tray.
It only fits the lower jaw. Instead, it has a protruding part that rests on the front of the upper teeth and gums to reposition the lower jaw in a forward position. This repositioning tightens the throat muscles to keep the user’s airway from obstruction.
On the flip side, the ProSnore II applies the typical design. It has both an upper and lower tray.
2. Adjustment: The ProSnore ii Gradual Adjustment vs. the Original One Advancement Setting
Both appliances have an adjustment setting, and you’d be rightly satisfied if you’re looking for just slight jaw advancement.
But the Original model has only one advancement setting that adjusts the lower jaw past the upper. Then the front teeth secure the protruding pice in front of the mouthpiece. To be more precise, the lower jaw advances a fraction of an inch of the upper jaw.
The problem with the adjustment that the Original ProSnore presents is that it cannot make gradual settings.
On the other hand, Prosnore II is an adjustable mouthpiece. It can make gradual jaw advancement in the manner of the pricey dental mouthpieces.
This latest model comes with snap settings that allow the users to choose how much forward jaw advancing they need.
To achieve personalized adjusting, Prosnore II utilizes a hook and loop material to make micro adjustment forward or back.
The gradual jaw-advancement ability addresses problems with persons with a massive overbite, which will likely be uncomfortable when advancing the jaw forward using extreme measures.
3. Cosmetically: The Original White vs. the ProSnore II’s Almost-Transparent Color
One of the most cosmetical differences between the Original ProSnore and the 2nd model is the color.
ProSnore II color is more transparent than the original. The best thing about the almost-transparent color is that one can hardly note you’re wearing one.
On the other side, the Original ProSnore is off-white.
4. Mouth-Breathing Space
Both models allow natural mouth-breathing.
However, the Original Prosnore has two raised areas that run along the teeth surface to enable natural airflow. It does not have a breathing hole. But that doesn’t mean you can’t breathe by the mouth.
The Prosnore II, on the other hand, does an edge over the original model. It has two different air holes that allow easier mouth-breathing. This makes the product usable even when you’re having nasal congestion, nasal polyps, sinus problems, deviated septum, and allergies.
As far as price, the two ProSnore mouthpieces vary slightly.
The Original ProSnore comes at $119.99, including the shipping fee to any location in the world.
The ProSnore II goes at $139.99, including the shipping fee to any destination.
However, both ProSnore I and II have the option to break the cost into two payments.
That said, who is the manufacturer of these 2 Mandibular Adjustment Devices?
The Company Behind the ProSnore II Mouthpiece
With success in snore-aid products, ProSnore is wildly reputable for its two mouthpieces. Some time back, the company approached Dr. Gregerson to design the ProSnore II.
At the approach time, Dr. Gregerson had a dentistry experience of over 30 years. What’s interesting about this dentist is that he is the President of the Utah Dental Association and a member of the American Dental Association board member.
For that reason, the custom fit you’ll get from ProSnore is professionally-designed—by a dentist.
But does the ProSnore II offers the professional-level anti-snoring solutions? Let’s quickly check it out.
How effective is ProSnore II in treating snoring?
Clinically, there are no studies that back up the efficacy of ProSnore. Plus, the device is not FDA-approved as an anti-snoring treatment even though a certified dentist designs it.
Should that be a red flag?
Maybe, but when it comes to real-world usage, the product has fairly ups to date. Most users rate it positively.
In fact, the company has sold all the ProSnore II mouthpieces they’ve made.
However, considering the company’s background and the dentist who design the ProSnore, one could have expected more efficacy or several clinical studies.
That said, you’d wonder:
Does ProSnore Treat Sleep Apnea?
Nearly all companies manufacturing MADs avoids the sleep apnea question because it might be a controversial subject.
However, ProSnore, on their official website, states that the Prosnore II can treat mild to moderate sleep apnea. While this might be a dangerous claim, does the mouthpiece get the work done?
To answer that question correctly, let’s quickly explore the sleep apnea world.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where a person momentarily and repeatedly stops breathing. The phenomenon occurs when the throat’s soft muscles fail to keep the airways open, regardless of their effort to breathe.
This results in the lower oxygen-levels in blood, which the brain interprets as an inability to breathe. The brain then wakes you up to correct the breathing problem. The wake-up period is so short that you won’t even realize it.
In severe cases—central sleep apnea—the brain fails to control breathing muscles when a person sleeps appropriately. For that reason, even when the soft throat muscles relax and block the airway, the brain will not send the right signal to correct that problem.
So here is the next question that brings everything into perspective:
Can ProSnore handle this?
Well, MADs can successfully reduce or eliminate Obstructive Sleep Apnea. And they can work best for severe sleep apnea in combination with the CPAP machine.
And the ProSnore II repositions the lower jaw to tighten the soft throat muscles that block the airway. While this will work for some sleep apnea, it won’t work for severe sleep apnea.
In fact, it isn’t recommendable to use a mouthpiece for sleep apnea treatment without doctor consultation. Because MADs only works for some case of obstructive sleep apnea, and cannot correctly handle central and complex sleep apnea.
It is time to go over the process of getting a custom fit with ProSnore II.
How To Create A Custom Fit with Prosnore II
Contrary to the typical boil-and-bite approach that nearly all MADs take to fit, all ProSnore MADs are custom-fitted in the lab.
The two trays are similar to the dental designs you’d find in a dentist’s office.
And because everyone has a unique mouth, the only way to get the best fit would be to mold a mandibular advancement device to the shape of your jawline and the ridges of your teeth.
And that’s the exact approach ProSnore takes.
It only requires three steps.
- First, upon making your order, the manufacturer will send you an impression kit, a combination of 2 labeled trays—with “Upper” and “Lower” labels—and dental-grade putty.
- Second, create the impression of your teeth. The impression kit comes with detailed instructions that should get you through the process without a dentist’s help.
To create a customized mouthpiece, follow the impression-creating instructions. Mold the dental-grade putty into the dental trays, then insert each tray in its correct jaw to create a replica of your teeth. Next, carefully remove the trays taking caution not to distort the teeth impression you’ve made.
- Third, mail back your teeth impressions to the manufacturer. Place the impressions in the prepaid packaging the company sends with it and send it to the laboratory. Now a professional from ProSnore will take over from there and execute the remaining mouthpiece-creation work for you.
- Finally, 2-3 weeks after shipping the impression, the company will send you an antisnore mouthpiece that’s a snug fit.
The entire fitting process will take an estimate of four weeks.
How to Adjust Prosnore II
To achieve the right jaw positioning, you might have to try several adjustment settings.
To adjust a setting, disengage the fastening system by carefully peeling the upper tray from the lower tray. Then place the upper and lower trays in the mouth and reposition your jaw.
If the adjustment still doesn’t suit you, disengage the upper tray from the lower tray and select another setting until you find your right positioning.
When you crash the position you desire, bite down gently for the hook and the loop material to fasten together. And that’s it. You have adjusted your ProSnore to your liking.
What’s the Pricing of ProSnore II
ProSnore offers two paying-plans for ProSnore II.
If you pay upfront, you’ll pay $139.99. This price caters to the impression kit ( to and from the laboratory), plus the actual custom-fit mouthpiece’s shipping fee to you.
Alternatively, you can choose to split the cost into two—which in the end is a bit pricey than the upfront payment.
Is the product worth the price tag?
At $139.99, this mouthpiece is far much pricey than the typical bite-and-boil Mandibular Adjustment Device.
However, suppose you consider the product efficacy and see that it gets you the quality a dental mouthguard provides at a fraction of the price. In that case, you’ll realize the $139.99 appears to fall in line price-wise with its competitors.
What’s more, if you consider the molding process’s complexity, you’d agree the price is fair enough.
You don’t incur additional cost to ship ProSnore II to any destination in the world—its price includes the shipping fee.
However, if you’re in the USA and need quick shipping, ProSnore presents three quick-shipping options to choose from.
- Upgrade shipping—it costs $9.99
- The Express shipping, going for $34.99
- And the Overnight shipping, which goes for $114.99 in the USA.
The quick-shipping cost will vary depending on your location.
What Does the antisnore World Say About Prosnore II
The already-using customers from support forums, Amazon, eBay, have chipped in their opinions about Prosnore II—some praising others complaining. And it isn’t hard to find them because ProSnore II is wildly known in the anti-snore world.
And like any other product in the market, the device has attracted mixed reactions. Overall, many people appreciate it. But that doesn’t mean we’ll leave the other side of the coin out.
So, let’s quickly start with the positive side of ProSnore that real-world see.
ProSnore II appears to be one of the most reputable internet-ordered mouthpieces there is. Folks seem to love that the device fits using a customized impression instead of the typical boil-and-bite approach.
Better yet, plenty of users say that it is one of the most comfortable mandibular adjustment devices they have ever tried. This is mostly because the mouthpiece is custom-fit.
Even more, many users appear to like the small incremental jaw adjustment feature. They agree that the superpowers of micro-adjusting of the lower jaw position are a significant improvement from the first model because it makes it possible to adjust the lower jaw position to the point of optimum comfort and efficacy.
And even more, nearly every user appreciated the instant stop-snoring solution that ProSnore II delivers. Many users report that the mouthpiece reduced or stop their snoring on the first night. However, some had to adjust the device’s repositioning level before they could eliminate their snoring problem.
But those positive reviews doesn’t mean the device worked for everyone who ordered the appliance. There is the darker side of ProSnore II that the world saw.
Let’s quickly check on the other side of the coin.
On the flip side, some users complain about the high acquisition cost compared to other mouthpieces available. It appears that the high initial price leaves out many others.
What’s more, some users complain about the entire time it takes to receive their device. In this case, however, the company comes out clear that it might take some weeks to get everything done right. So before one makes an order, s/he is well-aware of the time frame.
And even more, others find the Prosnore II bulky and challenging to adjust to having the device in their mouth the entire night.
With all those opinions in the market, it is right to wonder:
Who is ProSnore II Recommended for?
- Mouth snorers
- Mouth breathers who snores
- Persons looking for dental-grade mouthpiece but at a fraction the price
- Folks with mild to moderate sleep apnea
- Persons with nasal polyps, sinuses problems, allergies, and deviated septum because it allows mouth breathing
Who Isn’t this product Recommended for?
- People with a limited budget for the anti-snoring solution
- Nasal-based snoring
- Persons with severe sleep apnea
Pros and Cons of ProSnore II
- The designing barely takes a room in the user’s mouth
- Fit snugly as the fit is a lab-made replica of your teeth
- A dentist designs the product
- Utilizes smooth plastic that causes less irritation
- The snap settings let you determine the level of lower jaw repositioning—a factor that enhances comfort
- Air holes allow natural breathing through the mouth
- The high acquisition cost may turn away some people
- Might cause jaw soreness, especially when you’re first the device for the first time
- The device may fall out of the mouth
- The manufacturer doesn’t clarify if the material it uses is BPA-free of latex-free
- The delivery of the actual product takes several weeks after the order
- Custom-fit may not be as precise as you may expect
Whether or not the ProSnore II is for you depends on who you are and how much you want to offer an anti-snoring solution.
Suppose you are serious about finding a mouthpiece that serves the same purpose as the dentist’s mouthguard at a fraction of the price. In that case, you will find the ProSnore the right for your budgeting and use. And if you are not tight on budget, you can squeeze a lot of value out of the ProSnore II. At $139.99, you get access to many comforts while treating snoring or mild to moderate sleep apnea.
That said: you can’t rely on ProSnore to treat severe sleep apnea or nasal related snoring problem. The two would require a different treatment approach.
Yes, you can utilize the gradual-advancement feature that makes ProSnore II accomodating even for persons who find one-size-fits-all MADs uncomfortable. You can take advantage of the breathing holes that enhances your natural breathing.
A product that packs so much anti-snoring punch is rare.
If you’re on a tight budget, and you mind waiting a few weeks` lab processing time, you’re much better off spending on other alternatives. Plus, if you’re snoring is nasal-based, or having severe sleep apnea, you better skip the ProSnore because it won’t work as you’d expect.
Bottom line—if budgeting isn’t a limiting factor, and you’re looking for a medical-grade mouthpiece to treat snoring, ProSnore II is definitely good enough.
But if you’re on a tight budget, it isn’t recommendable to use this device.