Are you grinding and clenching your teeth at night? Give your smile some relief with our custom orthotics in Denver, CO.
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.
Flexible Financing Solutions
Affordable, Accessible Care
It’s our goal to keep care in line with your budget, so you can save on your smile.
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.
Advanced Tools For Precise Care
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.
Get A TMJ Consultation
Is jaw pain keeping you up at night? You may be struggling with TMJ/TMD. Reach out to our team for a consultation to see if treatment is right for you.
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!
How It Works: The Oral Appliance Treatment Process
Did You Know?
Oral appliances can also treat snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.
Chronic stress can cause jaw muscles to tighten during sleep. This tension clenches the teeth together, which can then grate the upper and lower rows against each other in a grinding motion. If this persistent clenching and grinding go untreated, it can erode the enamel, compromise the integrity of your teeth, and cause excruciating pain. This is where oral appliances come in. A custom-made oral appliance will protect your teeth from touching each other and wearing down the enamel, preventing further harm on your teeth and jaw.
The longevity of your oral appliance will depend on the severity of your teeth grinding and how well you care for the guard. Typically, oral appliances last between five and ten years. It is important to wear your guard each night to preserve your teeth alignment. If you choose not to wear it for some time, your teeth can shift and the guard may no longer fit, so a visit to the dentist for another guard or alignment check will be necessary.
Yes. Oral appliances endure nightly wear and tear and will eventually need to be repaired or replaced. It is common for your teeth to shift over time, so an annual visit to ensure your oral appliance is properly aligning is suggested. If you notice any cracks, tears, or deformations, contact your dentist to replace your oral appliance.
This varies, depending on the type of oral appliance you choose. Soft night guards are made from a flexible material called ethylene-vinyl acetate. Dual laminate night guards are composed of two distinct layers of ethylene-vinyl acetate and acrylic, giving it a soft inner layer and a hard outer layer. An acrylic night guard is composed entirely of durable acrylic matter, which makes the appliance entirely rigid.
The cost of oral appliances is different for each patient. Factors that may affect the cost of your oral appliance include the guard material, appointment and visits, insurance type, and more. The best way to find out how much you’ll pay for an oral appliance is to schedule a consultation with your dentist.