Mouth Guards and Splints

To protect your mouth

Custom-made mouth guards and dental appliances are not only more comfortable but also superior in protection and function than over-the-counter products you fit yourself at home.

We offer a number of mouth guards and dental appliances, which require two appointments. During the initial appointment, impressions are taken of your teeth. These are then used to fabricate your custom mouthguard or appliance, which is usually available in one to two weeks at a follow-up appointment.

 

Benefits of Custom Appliances

  • The perfect custom fit on patients’ teeth and gums. Leads to increased retention and use.
  • Custom Trim. Appliances are meticulously cut, trimmed and polished to ensure retention
  • Performance enhancement – Studies show that athletic performance is increased while using.
  • Personalization. Guard can be made with team logos, names and individual colors.

 

Athletic Mouth Guards

If you or a family member is involved in sports, we can make a custom-fit athletic mouthguard. Athletic mouth guards should be worn for any sporting activity. By fabricating a custom appliance athletes receive a perfect fitting mouth guard.  This makes the appliance much easier for athletes to use while training. Also, unlike a boil and bite self fitting appliance, custom fit guards require no re-fitting or re-boiling.

 

How Does a Mouth Guard Improve Athletic Performance?

No one ever told you that your jaw could help you perform better. That is because not many know this. Years ago, by clinching and biting down they understood that doing so improved performance. However, the concept itself never evolved… until now.

Performance Mouth wear has been engineered to unlock the power and potential that is blocked by one of the human body’s instinctive reflex systems: teeth-clenching.

Has it been proven?  Yes. Studies show that cortisol is reduced when wearing mouth guards and mouthpieces.

Cortisol reduction is not the only benefit.  Higher VO2 max levels and lower lactic acid levels have also been found in clinical studies. Lactic acid levels are lower because athletes wearing the appliance breath easier.  There is a better exchange of oxygen which helps muscles perform better. For more information click here.

Dental Appliance Treatment Options

NTI Appliance
The NTI is a small appliance worn on either the top or bottom front teeth that prevents teeth clenching, grinding, jaw pain and headaches. You and your dentist should decide together if an NTI would be best for you. For more information click here.

Silent Nite Snore Guard
The Silent Nite prevents snoring by opening the airway to make breathing easier. It works by moving the lower jaw into a more forward position. The Silent Nite is custom made from casts of your teeth and will therefore fit better than an over-the-counter anti-snoring device. If snoring is keeping you or a loved one up at night, this type of appliance may be beneficial. For more information click here.