Our dental office can assist in providing you with any of the 3 types of mouth guards to protect your mouth. We can make sure that each one of them fulfill their function properly and that they’re comfortable to wear because they’re tailored to fit your mouth perfectly.
Also known as sports guards, these are the mouth guards that athletes use during play when the sport involves body contact or falling to the ground. The mouth guard protects the teeth from being loosened during play, and it can also protect other people who may get into contact with your teeth.
With our custom mouth guards, we can make sure that they fit is perfect and that the mouth guard actually protects your teeth. We can even make it so that you can talk well enough while wearing it, which is important if you’re calling the play for your team.
This is the type of mouth guard that some people use when they sleep. You may need a night guard if you’re prone to grinding your teeth, which you may do excessively when you’re sleeping. The night guard keeps you from grinding down your teeth during the night.
However, in some cases this “night guard” doesn’t have to be used during the night. It can be used during the day, when you still persist in clenching or grinding your teeth as a habit. It can keep you from feeling jaw pain when you grind your teeth.
It can also be used as extra protection for expensive dental work like crowns, bridges and implants when your unfortunate teeth grinding habit can damage them prematurely. The night guard can also keep the teeth of orthodontic patients from drifting or shifting.
For daytime use, we can provide an Invisalign night guard that as hard to detect as the Invisalign aligners. They won’t have to overly affect your smile.
This time, the purpose of the mouth guard is to shift the position of your lower jaw forward. This is the treatment sometimes recommended if you tend to snore. The mouth guard opens your airway so that the air passage is more effective. The soft tissues at the back of your throat won’t vibrate as much and your snoring can be reduced.