We offer various "guards" that are considered elective in certain instances, or necessary in others. Please browse through descriptions below:
Sports-Guards Bite-Guards Snore-Guards
These custom made mouthpieces are constructed in varying thickness depending on the sport they are going to be used during. Since they are custom made, they dramatically reduce injuries & also allow more understandable speaking while being worn. You might be surprised how greatly these can reduce oral traumas.
Various colors & combinations are available.
called "biteguards" or "nightguards", these custom
made mouthpieces are constructed of clear acrylic to snap onto the
upper teeth (or sometimes lower). There function is to prevent
damage from grinding and clenching on your natural teeth. They
also allow the jaw muscles to relax and one to wake up in the morning
with a less stressed TMJ (jaw joint). The hard nature of this
acrylic requires precise customization and adjustment by your dentist.
Soft guards (often store-bought) lack that customization and can sometimes
lead to further TMJ problems.
Typically, these are indicated for TMJ problems, grinding, or clenching habits diagnosed by a dentist.
|These custom made trays
cover part of the upper and lower teeth. Depending on the system, the upper and lower tray are connected in some fashion in an attempt at repositioning the jaw
to open the airway.
A 1998 study by UCLA linked sleep apnea to calcium & cholesterol buildup on the coronary arteries, thus increasing the likelihood of stroke.
All of the above explanations are elementary These devices require proper diagnosis before determining whether it could benefit a patient.