Orthodontic & Sleep
The soft night guard may be prescribed for mild cases of night grinding or bruxism. There are patients who do not suffer from the unfortunate habit on a nightly basis. There are also patients whose degree of grinding is not so significant. For these patients, a soft protection is enough to solve the problem and preserve teeth structure. The soft night guard is also well suited for people who suffer from teeth clenching rather than teeth grinding. The soft material cushions some of the clenching force.
The hard night guard is much more durable. It’s made from acrylic, a clear, hard plastic material. The hard night guard is suitable for people who suffer from heavy to severe teeth grinding.
The Hard / Soft Combination Mouthguard is designed to alleviate the pain and damage caused by bruxing or clenching of the teeth. It is the most widely prescribed nightguard available due to its comfort and fit.
The most comfortable of the acrylic splints, the Thermoplastic Night Guard is easy to seat and kind to cosmetic restorations. Ideal for cases with missing teeth or unusual draw. This all thermoflexible acrylic becomes pliable in hot water, but remains firm and rigid at mouth temperature. It is also MMA free and is, therefore, non-allergenic. The
wearability, comfort, and fit are second to none.
Sleep Apnea / TMJ
The NTI device is an anterior bite stop, indicated for the prevention and treatment of bruxism, temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), tension-type headaches, and migraine. Because NTI helps reduce your clenching, it helps maximize your comfort and should minimize your need for medications.
This oral appliance is a customized removable appliance created for the noninvasive treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance is designed to both advance the mandible and open the bite to allow for less restricted airflow during sleep.
Originally designed as a nighttime TMD splint, the Dorsal Appliance has evolved into one of the most popular choices for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The two piece construction allows for patient comfort and lateral jaw movement. This appliance can be fabricated in a variety of materials including acrylic, dual laminate or thermal splint material.
Retainers / Space Maintainers
Hawley retainers are available in a large variety of colors and styles, so you can have a little fun with them by adding sparkles or patterns. This type of retainer is adjustable so that your orthodontist can “tweak” your teeth a bit after braces.
These retainer’s come in a transparent plastic form that fits neatly over one’s teeth.They are typically molded to match a patient’s teeth exactly, so there is a tight and snug fit to them.
Lower Lingual Arch
A device that connects two molars in the upper or lower dental arch. The Lower Lingual Holding Arch is designed to maintain the position of the lower molars as the primary teeth are falling out.
Band & Loop
This appliance reserves the space in a child’s mouth until their permanent teeth come in. This piece is placed on a tooth adjacent to the missing tooth, to reserve space for the permanent molar to come in, which prevents crowding and misalignment of the teeth.
Used to expand or rotate the upper molars, or to hold molars in place. The Nance appliance fits comfortably along the roof of the mouth with bands that are placed on the upper arch of the two back molars. A wire connects the bands and a small piece of acrylic is located at the center of the wire.