What is an oral appliance?
Oral appliances are a protective solution for patients that subconsciously grind and clench their teeth while they sleep. These custom-made accessories work as a soft barrier between your teeth to prevent painful clenching and grinding overnight. When biting down, the orthotic eases the tension between your jaw muscles and shields your teeth from enamel erosion. Wearing your custom-molded oral appliance can alleviate the painful side effects of the clenching and grinding, so you can sleep with ease.
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With the iTero Intraoral Scanner, your dentist can take a non-invasive 3D scan that captures the form and structure of your mouth for custom-fit night guards. It’s a fully digital process — no putty necessary.
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While traditional x-rays provide 2-dimensional images, our Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) can capture a 360 view of your jaw, teeth, and mouth. This unparalleled precision allows your dentist to provide the most accurate diagnosis for your unique condition.
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Tekscan Bite Analysis
Stop teeth grinding and get the restful sleep you deserve. Tekscan uses cutting-edge technology to accurately analyze the function and shape of your mouth. This helps us craft a custom-fit bite guard that functions properly and fits comfortably. If you struggle from teeth grinding, come in for a consultation and we can take a comprehensive, accurate look at your teeth and set you up for success!
At your consultation, your dentist will determine if oral appliances are right for you. Your doctor will examine your mouth for unusual wear spots on your teeth and any visible indicators related to teeth grinding or clenching.
Your dentist will then take a mold of your teeth by placing them in a tray filled with impression material. Once the material sets around your teeth, the impression is removed. Your dentist may administer some adjustments to ensure your teeth are properly aligning on the mold. Once this is complete, your dentist will create the guard in the office or ship the mold to a special laboratory to make your oral appliance.
Fitting and Adjustments
Once the oral appliance is ready, your dentist will place the orthotic in your mouth to ensure proper fitting. You will also receive accessories and homecare instructions for long-lasting, durable wear.