Durable, Custom Mouthguards in Southbridge, MA
Preventive services like fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and regular teeth cleanings are great for preventing tooth decay and gum disease, but it’s also important to protect your smile from dental trauma. Our office creates custom mouthguards by taking impressions of a patient’s teeth and then modifying the mouthguard so it fits well and works properly. If you would like to learn more about how a custom mouthguard can help you maintain positive oral health, please reach out to our front office team!Contact Us
Custom athletic mouthguards are an excellent investment for anyone who regularly participates in aggressive contact sports like football, soccer, or wrestling. The custom fit makes it comfortable to wear even for long games and practices, and athletic mouthguards can prevent costly restorative services from becoming necessary should the patient be hit in the mouth.
Headache Prevention (NTI)
NTI appliances are specifically designed for patients who experience frequent headaches and migraines due to clenching their teeth at night. These appliances are smaller than other mouthguards, and they fit over a few front teeth. These nightguards reduce clenching and help the jaw muscles relax, and patients wake up with less pain and soreness.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Nightguards for chronic teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism) cover all of the teeth and protect them from damaging each other during the night. These durable mouthguards act as a cushion between the teeth, which also reduces the force of the patients’ bite and helps relieve jaw pain and muscle tension.
Nightguards for TMJ/TMD
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. Chronic teeth clenching can put intense pressure on the TMJ, which can lead to face, ear, and jaw pain and soreness. In severe cases, jaw damage and dislocation can occur. These mouthguards alleviate the pressure that would otherwise be placed directly on the TMJ.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax too much during sleep, which blocks the airway. These episodes can significantly decrease the patients’ quality of sleep and cause loud snoring as well. Sleep apnea appliances hold the jaw in a position that keeps the airway unobstructed all night, resulting in a much better quality of sleep.
Not sure which option is right for you? Feel free to schedule a consultation with our office!Contact Us