Why Use Dental Appliances?
Maintaining good oral health is more than just brushing and flossing. For those of us who play sports, clench or grind our teeth or snore, dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures, and the health of our whole bodies.
We have dental appliances that may be a suitable option for patients who need to relieve the discomfort and damage caused by clenching and grinding. Rather than altering the biting structure, these guards distribute pressure more uniformly throughout the jaw.
We are also able to provide our patients suffering from sleep apnea with custom-made mouthguards which can adjust the jaw. This may help reduce the symptoms of this condition by preventing soft tissue in the throat from impeding airflow.
Speak with your dentist if you have crooked or missing teeth, grind your teeth at night, or wish to protect your teeth. A dental appliance may be suitable for you.
Appliances For Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Sleep disorders can disrupt your sleep and negatively impact your overall health and well-being.
For patients who snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Allegra Dental, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your flow of breath and prevents you from waking up throughout the night.
The result is a more restful sleep which allows you to feel more alert and energetic during the day while also preventing serious health conditions.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage caused by grinding or injuries.
If you get hit in the mouth during a sports activity, a mouth guard provides a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to protect your smile.
If you grind your teeth during sleep, a mouth guard will help protect your teeth from damage. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard will also help prevent you from clenching and provide some pain relief.