One of our goals is to provide the most conservative treatment possible in every situation. Oral appliances offer simple, non-invasive care for a variety of conditions. Regardless of the application, every appliance we prescribe is custom-crafted for you with excellent fit and function.
Appliances designed on models of your teeth can be used to fit on either upper or lower teeth, or on both at the same time. Whether we're treating nighttime sleep grinding, diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, bite problems or jaw joint disorders, appliance therapy may aid our treatment. Hieu Truong Do, DDS employs a variety of innovative designs depending on treatment goals and your preferences.
Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies and can withstand a tremendous amount of force. But damage can occur to this highly mineralized surface, especially when grinding forces start to wear it away. A habit of nighttime clenching or grinding will harm teeth, muscles, and jaw joints over time. Protecting against abrasive forces is critical in these cases.
Sports guards and night guards are custom-made by your dentist from plastic or other materials. Both oral appliances slip over the upper and/or lower teeth to prevent them from touching. It protects your teeth and helps keep them from being damaged from grinding or sports related impacts.
Treatment depends on each persons situation. Your dentist may also suggest one or more treatments, such as these:
- Ways to lower stress
- Medication for pain or muscle spasms
- Exercises to relax jaw muscles
- Fillings or other dental treatment to repair damaged teeth
- Injury prevention and protection during sports activities
Whether is teeth grinding or sports injury prevention, Dr. Do and the team can help determine the most effective treatment for you.
When it comes to protecting your smile during active sports, a properly fitted mouthguard is a key piece of athletic gear. Mouthguards cushion impact that may otherwise cause broken teeth.
Night guards offer many benefits for those who suffer from Bruxism, the process of grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw during sleep.