Custom Oral Appliances
Through all the stress that we put our joints through, patients may not realize that the soreness or pain they are experiencing in their jaw or ears may be due to stresses on their temporomandibular joint. We custom fabricate appliances to help alleviate those stresses and prevent further damage and pain.
Bruxism is a condition that causes clenching and/or grinding of teeth. This causes additional, unnecessarily stress on tooth surfaces and can lead to TMJ pain. Often, people with bruxism are unaware that they are clenching or grinding their teeth, especially if it happens during sleep.
We make custom-fitted night guards that can help protect your teeth from trauma caused by grinding or clenching your teeth. These appliances not only ensure the protection of your teeth, but also safeguard the muscles that help you chew and the TMJ (temporomandibular joint).