Specialized Therapies at Our Office
Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep apnea appliances are similar to having upper and lower night guards. They function by moving the lower jaw forward which opens the airway. These appliances are usually made for patients that don’t tolerate a CPAP machine.
- Sleep Apea Devices
- Night Guards
- Sports guards
Hard night guards are acrylic appliances that usually cover the upper teeth and are worn while sleeping to reduce clinching and grinding of teeth while sleeping. These guards protect the teeth from wear and fractures and also help with painful TMJ joints and muscles. The guards can also help patients that get headaches. The guards we make include a ramp in the front that allows for “posterior disclusion” when moving the jaw forward. See TMJ/TMD on this site.
Obviously, it is important to wear a sports guard when playing contact type sports. Custom sports guards fit better than the ones bought over the counter.