Custom Oral Appliances
Custom Mouth Guards
Pre-formed, ready-to-wear mouth guards can be purchased inexpensively at many sporting stores, but they do not always fit well. They can be uncomfortable and can interfere with talking and even breathing.
Sporting goods stores also offer semi-custom mouth guards in which the plastic is heated and then the athlete bites on it while still warm to provide some level of custom fit.
Our office can make a custom mouth guard by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection. A custom-made mouthguard can be particularly important for athletes who wear braces.
Be sure to bring your mouthguard to your dental appointments, so we can be sure it still fits you well.
Custom Night Guards
Custom night guards are removable acrylic appliance intended to relieve temporomandibular joint pain and other effects of grinding the teeth (bruxism). These comfortable appliances are usually worn at night to prevent grinding during sleep and alleviate symptoms.
After taking an impression of your teeth, we will create a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection.
Always be sure to bring your night guard to your dental appointments, so we can be sure it still fits you well.