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 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 fitted mouthguard can be particularly important for athletes who wear braces.)
Be sure to bring your mouthguard to your dental appointments so your doctor can be sure it still fits you well.
Usually worn at night, a removable acrylic appliance intended to relieve temporomandibular joint pain and other effects of grinding the teeth (bruxism).
Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD)
Many patients that suffer from either sleep apnea or snoring may be able to find relief using a custom removable moral Appliance which adjusts the position of the lower jaw and tongue during sleep. Our office can create a personalized Mandibular Advancement Device for you to wear during sleep in order to maintain an open, unobstructed airway when worn while sleeping.
Please be sure to bring your oral appliance with you to every appointment so that we can check for wear and tear and to make sure it is fitting properly.