The Snore Eliminator is marketed as being the most effective snoring mouthpiece on the planet.
It is said to be 93 percent effective, which is pretty impressive, and perhaps a little unbelievable, considering most devices have an effectiveness percent rating in the mid-80s. So, is it really the best, or is this “therapeutic mouth guard” basically the same as other lower-priced mouthpieces?
What is Snore Eliminator?
Snore Eliminator is a mandibular advancement device, more commonly referred to as MAD. This type of device is designed to hold your jaw in a forward position while you sleep. By doing this, your jaw and tongue are not able to fall back toward your throat when your muscles relax.
This means that your airway is widened and left free of obstruction while you sleep, thereby eliminating the snoring sound. You may be interested to learn that the sound keeping your partner up at night is actually resulted from soft tissues vibrating together when air is forced through an obstructed airway.
Like most other MADs, Snore Eliminator uses a boil-and-bite technique to achieve a custom fit. This is a simple process that can be done in the privacy of your own home. In fact, I’ll give you step-by-step instructions later in this review.
This oral appliance does have an air hole in the front, which makes it suitable for snorers that breathe through their mouth. Unfortunately, it does not allow for lower jaw adjustments. Also, the product is said to be made of a sterile and hypoallergenic material. However, there is no mention of the material being approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, nor does the manufacturer state the mouthpiece is FDA-cleared.
The Fitting Process Explained
Don’t let the fear of a fitting process scare you away from trying an MAD that uses the boil-and-bite technique. To fit Snore Eliminator you will need a small pot, two small bowls, and water.
- Begin by bringing about 2 cups of water to a boil.
- While the water is heating, add cold water and ice to one of the small bowls and set it aside. During this time you will also insert the breather space into the hole in the front of the device.
- Remove the water from the heat and pour it into the empty bowl.
- Submerge Snore Eliminator for a few seconds in the hot water. This will make the material malleable.
- Allow it to cool to a safe temperature, and then insert it into your mouth.
- As you bite down into the material your jaw should be in a forward position.
- Suck out as much air as you can while you push on the outside of your cheeks with your fingers for a few seconds. You may find it helpful to press the inside of the mouthpiece against your teeth with your tongue.
- Remove from your mouth, and submerge in the cold water to speed up the hardening process.
- Check the fit. If it is not right, you can begin the process again.
About the Company
Snore Eliminator was designed by Dr. William Vachon, an oral surgeon out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Prior to his development he had 15 years’ experience in dentistry.
The company that markets the product is Sylvan, Inc., which is owned by Sylvan Newby. The North Myrtle beach-based company made the product available to the public October 2011.
What is the Price of Snore Eliminator?
Snore Eliminator is a fairly priced mouthpiece at one for $37. If you decide to buy a two-pack you get an even better deal at $47, which works out to $23.50 per unit. In both cases, shipping is free.
The company offers a “110 percent money back guarantee” for 30 days. This includes shipping. So, if you find the product is not right for you, you are not even out the shipping charges, which is quite generous.
Pros and Cons
Although Snore Eliminator is an affordable price and backed by a money back guarantee, it is important to become familiar with both the pros and cons of the product before making your decision.
- Designed to hold your jaw forward to keep your airway free of obstruction.
- Boil-and-bite technique helps achieve a custom fit.
- Designed by a dentist with 15 years of experience.
- Affordable price and free shipping.
- Backed by a 30-day money back guarantee, including shipping.
- Air hole allows you to breathe through your mouth.
- No mention of being FDA-cleared.
- Not accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
- May cause jaw soreness and drooling.
- No option to adjust lower jaw positioning.
- Cannot be worn by denture wearers.
Here Are a Few Reviews From Actual Customers
There are a number of positive reviews of Snore Eliminator on the Internet, but there are also many people who have complained the product was too uncomfortable or left their jaw too sore. Some simply say the mouthpiece does not work.
“Having acquired, with age, a dreadful “rattle” in my throat as the muscles relax upon sleeping, I tried the Snore Eliminator. It is easy to set the mould, 12 seconds in boiling water, put in your mouth with lower jaw pushed forward and voila! Does it work? Yes! There are still lingering minor problems…one tends to drool a bit and a tiny snore here and there. However, the awful rattling that can be quite distressing is basically gone. Do I recommend it? Yes…try it and if it works for you continue to buy or move on to a more permanent solution of the same kind. It will need to be replaced, it says, every 3 to 4 months. Definitely worth the try. I am glad I did : )” – Lesley Z
“It does not work as well as I thought it would, my wife says I still snore with it in. It is a little uncomfortable so I do not wear it all the time, have had to reshape it every time I wear it.” – Fred Meyerink
“i am not satisfied. it has decreased the volume, but my husband snores as before. we tried to modify the shape many times, but the result is the same.i would not recommend to spend money on this product.” – Shilde
Is Snore Eliminator Right for You?
Snore Eliminator has earned a fairly positive reputation. It is not as comfortable as some other MADs but you are able to get a good fit thanks to the boil-and-bite technique. If the material was thinner and higher quality, it would be a lot better.
The fact that it has a breathing hole is a nice touch, and I appreciate that the money back guarantee includes shipping, so there is no risk. Of course, the best thing about the product is its low price.
Although Snore Eliminator is inexpensive and some people have said it is effective you can get a significantly higher quality product for just a few dollars more.
Based on my personal experience, I recommend VitalSleep for quite a few reasons. First, it allows you to make lower jaw adjustments to achieve the most comfortable and effective positioning for your mouth. Like Snore Eliminator, VitalSleep has a breathing hole and uses the boil-and-bite method to fit the device at home.
VitalSleep is FDA-cleared and made of a soft material that is both BPA-free and latex-free. I found it to be comfortable and effective. Right now, you can get two devices for $59.95, plus shipping. You also get a 30-day money back guarantee. Plus, VitalSleep provides 100 percent free replacements for a full year.
My Rating: 3.0
Which Product Should I Buy?
With well over 100 products on the market it can obviously be quite daunting to decide, “Which one?”
To help ease the decision process I have created a comparison chart where you can effortlessly assess each product and its features, price, pros and cons. I have also written several detailed reviews for those devices that I believe to be leading products.
If you would rather not spend a lot of time reading reviews, please take a look at the article linked here: My Mouthpiece Recommendation. It’s a list of three products which I believe, based on my extensive experience, are the best options available to people who suffer from snoring.