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Remedy for mouth dropping open?
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Post: #11
RE: Remedy for mouth dropping open?
If you're worried about getting used to something I'd try the chinstrap before a FFM.

After being married 25+ years I've learned to keep my mouth shut on command, no chinstrap called for YMMV. If I had it to do over I might have just considered the chinstrap but don't tell my wife Dielaughing

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12-20-2014 01:47 AM
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Post: #12
RE: Remedy for mouth dropping open?
(12-19-2014 11:00 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Salty, you may want to look into the PAPcap. It can be fitted to pull the jaw up vs back.

There are a few others that also do that. Look for ones that have less of a chin cup.

I may do that. I already look like a creature from the Black Lagoon, at night. Hope it's not hot. Thanks!
12-20-2014 08:10 AM
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Post: #13
RE: Remedy for mouth dropping open?
Total face mask here. Helps with the pressure side effects since I
run 16-20cm.
I end up looking like Buck Rogers ready to explore a distant planet!

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12-20-2014 08:18 AM
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Post: #14
RE: Remedy for mouth dropping open?
You know, everybody doesn't knows about Buck Rogers.....
12-20-2014 10:07 AM
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Post: #15
RE: Remedy for mouth dropping open?
I got a chinstrap last week, and it doesn't work for me. I don't have much of a chin (as my dentist said), so that little cup doesn't work as it should.

I'm going to try an ace bandage. But how do those of you using this method affix the ends? Surely you don't use those little metal "claws," do you??

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12-20-2014 12:35 PM
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Galactus Offline

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Post: #16
RE: Remedy for mouth dropping open?
(12-20-2014 12:35 PM)Lambsydoats Wrote:  I got a chinstrap last week, and it doesn't work for me. I don't have much of a chin (as my dentist said), so that little cup doesn't work as it should.

I'm going to try an ace bandage. But how do those of you using this method affix the ends? Surely you don't use those little metal "claws," do you??

Lamb

If you try an ace bandage you should try the new ones that stick to themselves by whatever magic they have, they work so well.

Don't not everyone know about Buck Rogers? That's horrible.

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12-20-2014 07:13 PM
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Post: #17
RE: Remedy for mouth dropping open?
(12-20-2014 12:07 AM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  The Respironics Premium chin strap will pull your jaw straight up not back. Adjusted right it sits more forward on your head and the rear strap keeps it in place very well. It is a wide strap but its comfortable. I can usually get by with a thinner chin strap now but when I first went to nasal the Premium Strap was a Godsend. You put that sucker on and adjust it and your jaw aint comin open.

I dont have but two teeth upper and lower that actually meet each other an basically no front teeth. If the thing can stop my mouth leaks it should stop anyones.

The people I get my gear from never told me about this strap. But they don't seem to have their act together anyway. Thanks for mentioning it.
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