Appliances

Removable dental appliances can give your smile a significant boost. They help protect your teeth while you play sports or engage in other recreational pursuits and they can even help you get a better night’s sleep.

Oral appliance therapy is a non-invasive technique that is fast, affordable, and effective.

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Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of adults and occurs when physical obstructions block the airway during sleep. A dental appliance for sleep apnea can include mandibular advancement devices that snap onto the teeth and push the jaw and tongue forward, so your body can get the restorative sleep it needs.

Dental Appliances for TMJ/TMD

Temporomandibular joint disorders can pull your jaw out of alignment when you talk, chew, or even yawn. It can be caused by grinding teeth, stress, and even arthritis.

Oral appliance therapy to treat TMJ/TMD involves affixing a TMJ appliance to help realign the jaw. The appliance is worn 24 hours a day and the treatment can last several months depending on the severity of the misalignment and the jaw’s response to the treatment.

Athletic Mouthguards

Engaging in sports is a great way to improve your physical health; however, some sports can easily cause damage to teeth. While almost everyone knows about the dental risks associated with boxing, baseball, and hockey, few people think about non-contact sports including golf, tennis, and running. The reality is that any sporting activity can pose a risk to teeth.

Athletic mouthguards help mitigate that risk and give your teeth a measure of protection against everything from an errant ball to damage from a trip and fall.

Dental Appliances for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding or Jaw Clenching)

While stress can cause some people to grind their teeth throughout the day, the majority of teeth grinding occurs while people sleep. In fact, most people don’t realize they grind their teeth until a loved one tells them about it.

Bruxism appliances including splints and mouthguards made from either acrylic or soft materials such as rubber to help cushion and prevent damage to the teeth. Similar in appearance and construction to retainers, these devices are placed in the mouth at bedtime and removed in the morning.

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Come to All Smiles

We invite you to contact All Smiles at 979-316-2122 to schedule an appointment to discuss oral appliance therapy with our experienced dental team and to discover more about the tools we use that can help protect your smile and ensure you sleep soundly at night.

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