Built under the MAD (Mandibular Advancement Device) guidelines, the SnoreWizard is a standard anti-snoring mouthpiece.
It works by pushing your lower jaw slightly upwards while sleeping to allow the air to easily pass through your mouth.
The device is made from a soft plastic material, which does not require the boil-and-bite technology for fitting, unlike other traditional mouth guards.
It comes in one size and it is supposed to fit all but you can carve the edges with a sharp pair of scissors if you find that you need to change the fit.
The SnoreWizard is relatively light, which adds to the comfort level.
While the softness is a positive quality regarding comfort, it might have contributed to the device slipping around during the night.
Obviously, this is a huge issue, because if the mouthguard can’t stay in place, then it can’t be an effective solution for snoring.
It has a hole at the front of the device to help users breathe through the mouth.
This is good, because you definitely don’t want a device that limits your oxygen intake during the night.
However, it may result in you waking up with a dry mouth.
Like most mouthpieces, it does take a few nights of wear to adjust to the feeling of the device.
Price and Warranty
At around $60, the SnoreWizard isn’t the cheapest option, but it’s far from being the most expensive solution. Some users find it very efficient, and a worthwhile investment. However, it’s worth noting that this oral device doesn’t offer the same options for customization that other solutions do.
This means that it might slip around in your mouth, as some of the user reviews above have noted, and may or may not be the most effective solution. Given the fact that there are more affordable options with similar or even better effectiveness levels, I’m not sure this is the best bang for your buck.
They do state on their website that they have a 30-day guarantee, and a 12-month warranty:
“The Snorewizard is guaranteed for 1 year. This guarantee does not cover normal wear and tear caused in use…If, having tried the Snorewizard for a reasonable period of time within 30 days of purchase, you do not find it effective just return it to the Freepost address above and we will refund your purchase price in full.”
Maintenance and durability
As far as the cleaning process is concerned, the product is fairly low maintenance and easy to clean. I just put it in hot water for some time and then let it dry. There is no need for any soaps or toothpastes.
In fact, toothpaste could corrode the soft plastic used in the device, so simple is better when it comes to cleaning this product.
Additionally, it’s worth noting the soft plastic tends to lose shape on its own eventually.
What this means is that you may find yourself replacing this device more frequently than other products, as the soft plastic breaks down.
Can you trust the company?
This product hasn’t been cleared by the FDA. Some users may find that concerning, especially when you address the fact that there are so many FDA approved mouthguards on the market today.
Additionally, one of the above reviews makes mention of the fact that the customer service may leave something to be desired.
It’s difficult to judge an entire company based on one bad experience, but it’s unwise not to consider it at all. In an ideal world, you would just order the device and it would work perfectly and that would be the end of the discussion.
Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in.
So you may want to evaluate the company as well.
Pros and Cons
- Does not require any fitting adjustments.
- Easy to use.
- Does actually stop/reduce snoring.
- Light and ideal for traveling
- Can be easily cleaned.
- The soft plastic feels super comfortable in the mouth.
- Doesn’t allow for any fitting customization
- Can keep slipping, making it uncomfortable for some.
- Causes dryness in the mouth.
- Relatively expensive.
- Not meant for those with dentures.
- Not meant for those with sleep apnea.
- Not for those suffering from jaw pains.
- Not for those who have Temporo Mandibular Disorder (TMD)
- Users online complain about customer service.
- Not cleared through the FDA
What others are saying
The reviews are in, and they’re rather mixed.
One user writes,
“As a GP, and a snorer myself, I find myself in surgery giving lots of advice to fellow snorers. So when it came time to replace my existing Mandibular Advancement Device, I thought I’d try a change.I’ve used a MAD for many years, and always felt the fit to be less than perfect, especially since I had a new crown done, so SnoreWizard seemed attractive, with no need for fitting. The bottom plate is further forward than my previous devices, which is uncomfortable at first but you get used to it. Within a few days, the material softens, which improves the fit, reduces the desire to reject it, but I still wake up intermittently with the feeling that it’s slipping: it just doesn’t fit as well as my previous one.”
“I found this item very uncomfortable to use, and it made my jaw ache after just five minutes of trial test. I was really looking forward to using it, because I have to sleep in a separate room, so my husband can get some sleep. I rate this very low, it did not work for me! I have returned it for a refund.”
One happy customer said it helped him sleep without snoring:
“I bought the snore wizard after my snoring sent my girlfriend running for the spare room to get a good night’s sleep which made me feel bad. When it arrived I gave it a wash and tried it to see how it felt, it was not comfy but then I didn’t expect it to be. That night we went to bed and after the lights went out I reached for the snore wizard and popped it in (didn’t want my girlfriend to know about it), It was a bit funny trying to go to sleep with it in my mouth (made my mouth water A LOT!!). When we woke in the morning I removed the snore wizard and went to make a cup of tea for us and as we drank it my good lady said she did not hear me snore once in the night and she had a great night’s sleep, I have used it ever since and we both get a good sleep TOGETHER in the same bed.”
Although the official website promises a 30-day money back guarantee, some users have had difficulty contacting customer support. One dissatisfied customer writes:
“We tried emailing snore Wizard but have never had any replies back from them. I have even tried ringing them but it just rang and rang and rang and then cut off after a while. I’ve been left feeling very, very disillusioned and disappointed by the lack of customer support from Snore Wizard. If they are going to sell these and make such a big deal about their product on national tv, then they should help their customers with after sales support as well, not just ignore any attempt to contact them. It comes across as if they want you money and after that, tough.”
So is it effective?
The SnoreWizard is effective for some people, but is far from a universal solution.
After my first night using the SnoreWizard, I asked my wife if I snored the night before and she couldn’t complain about my snoring.
Though when I researched other opinions, some users remarked that it decreased the intensity of their snoring, but didn’t eliminate it completely.
So basically, this particular device works differently for different people.
Unfortunately, this product is not recommended for those people who have dentures or suffer from sleep apnea.
The final verdict
Based on the middle-of-the-road effectiveness, lack of customization, lack of FDA clearance, and mixed reviews, I wouldn’t comfortably recommend this mouthpiece to every person who suffers from snoring.
Don’t get me wrong, it can be effective in curbing the issue of snoring. It really comes down to this question: are you willing to spend $60 (closer to $70 with shipping costs) for a solution that might solve your problem?
Given the difficulty that some users had when they tried to get a refund, you stand a chance of totally wasting that money on a solution that doesn’t work.
With so many oral devices on the market, I would make the recommendation that you research other options that have a higher success rate and overall positive reviews, rather than mixed ones like the SnoreWizard does.
There are many options available to help deal with the issue of snoring.
My Rating: 3.1
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.