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Snore Guard Stop Snoring Device Review 1/5 (2)

Published On January 29, 2016 | By SDA Editorial Staff | Reviews
Overall Score
70 %

I was impressed with the clinical research data presented about the Snore Guard and the device seemed well-made.

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Complaint Score 70%
Strength in Clinical Studies 90%
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Snore Guard Stop Snoring Device Review

The Snore Guard is a product that was created and registered by a company called Ranir LLC. It’s a stop-snoring mouthpiece that seems to work basically like any other mandibular advancement device – though I quickly realized that this product does have one feature that most other devices don’t.

According to the company website, it seems that this device has been subjected to several specific and focused clinical studies – which is very exciting for me. Whenever I research products like this, finding clinical data seems important because it really tells us something about how well the device-in-question really works. In this case, I found that the Snore Guard’s effectiveness is well-verified, and that the clinical data seems quite convincing.

So let’s take a look at what else I found – and we’ll also discuss this ‘clinical research data’ further as well.

Product Details

The Snore Guard is a device that uses boil and bite technology to achieve a custom fit. It fits ‘snugly over the top teeth’, and is designed to slightly advance the lower jaw during sleep. It’s FDA cleared, and requires no outside lab work or expensive customization. It can be fitted within 10-15 minutes, and has been treating snoring problems since 1989 – making it a device that’s definitely seem some use in the market.

It also contains no wires, screws, or elastic bands. It’s a one-piece design, meaning that you won’t need to worry about parts coming loose while you’re sleeping.


Type

This product is technically an MAD, or a ‘mandibular advancement device’. This basically means that it works by advancing the lower jaw slightly during sleep.

Clinical Studies

This is what made me the most excited about this product. According to the website, five different clinical studies have been done on this device – and it’s been proven to be ‘up to 99% effective in the treatment of snoring’. This product is cleared by the FDA to treat both snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea – so even people with OSA can use it for relief!

What’s even more amazing is that references and links to specific information about these studies are supplied on the product website. You can find links to PDF versions of the study data here: http://www.esnoring.com/clinical-trials-of-thermoplastic-medical-devices/. You’ll also find on-line resources and links to published articles on the Snore Guard.

As far as I can tell, this device has been very thoroughly tested – and it definitely seems like the company has a reason for claiming that it’s been shown to work!


Is this product FDA cleared?

Yes, this product is cleared by the FDA.

Price

You can’t actually order this product directly from the company website – but you can find links on their site to two different distributors who carry it. You can buy this product from Henry Schein International for $64.99.

According to their official company website (ranir.com), Ranir LLC is ‘a global leader in oral and personal healthcare products.’ They also provide ‘store brand and contract manufacturing services’ for their partners. The company found its start in 1979, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They began producing store brand dental floss – but quickly expanded from there to include products like manual toothbrushes, and more.
The Ranir Headquarters business address is as follows…

4701 East Paris Avenue SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

I didn’t find any scam complaints about this product or the company that produces it. However, I was interested to see that another stop snoring device blog I read gave it a negative review, citing that the device was not verified with any clinical data. They also seemed to think that the identity of the manufacturing company was difficult to determine – making the Snore Guard a risky purchase.

I must say, however, that I had very little trouble tracking down this information. Also, it definitely does appear that clinical studies have taken place – and that they are well documented and supplied. This information might have been added to the website after this other review was written – but I really must say that I found no reason to consider the Snore Guard a scam in any capacity.


How does the product work?

This product basically works by advancing the lower jaw – thereby creating more room in the airway.

How to use Snore Guard?

What are actual customers saying?

Actual customers seem to be saying very good things about this product. I definitely haven’t found anything truly negative to report about it, a part of a few not that great reviews on Amazon. See a couple of them below:

Reviews from Amazon

What you can expect

According to the official Snore Guard website, it’s recommended that you wear the device for 1-2 hours during the day for the first two days, just to acclimate yourself to how it’ll feel overnight. They say that you may experience some minor tooth, jaw, or gum discomfort for the first week or two – simply because your mouth will need time to adjust to it.


Does this brand stack up against the competition?

I would definitely say that this product stacks up against the competition. It may not have a ton of unique features – but it has been proven in clinical trials. To me, that definitely makes it worth a second look.

Key differences between this product and ‘typical’ solutions

The biggest difference between this product and other similar products is the fact that it’s backed by so many clinical trials and research.

Is a prescription or doctor involvement needed?

In most countries (such as Australia), no. In the US, however, you’ll need your dentist to order and fit it for you.

Pros and Cons

Here are the basic pros and cons that I’ve discovered about the Snore Guard.

Pros

  • It uses boil and bite technology for a custom fit
  • It has undergone 5 different clinical trials
  • It’s FDA Cleared
  • It’s reasonably priced
  • It’s been on the market since 1989

Cons

  • In the US, you’ll need a dentist to order and fit the device for you – which seems a bit more difficult than what’s required for some other devices on the market (as far as I understand it, anyway)
  • There are definitely cheaper products on the market – though, to be fair, this product does seem to be constructed of high-quality materials

Conclusion

In the end, I was impressed with the clinical research data presented about the Snore Guard. The device seemed well-made to begin with – though for me, seeing such research data presented really helped to ‘seal the deal’. I would definitely buy this product if I was looking for a stop snoring device – because research means a lot, and this device has had a lot of research done on it.

Costs and shipping

You can buy this product for $64.99 from Henry Schein. Shipping varies by location.

The best place (in my opinion, anyway) to buy this product is from the Henry Schein website.

This is is what we say to be the most of the freakinvintelt.

Quick info:

  • Product type: Mandibular Advancement Device
  • Clinical Studies: Yes
  • FDA Cleared: Yes
  • Money Back Guarantee: Not if you’ve already used the device (if you order from Henry Schein, anyway)
  • Shipping Costs to Australia: Varies by specific location

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