Oral appliances can be used to treat a number of conditions. Oral appliances are ideal as they provide gradual improvement or instantaneous protection.
Here at Kilby Family Dentistry we offer three main types of oral appliances which are used for a variety of conditions. These include:
Custom Sports Mouth guards
The custom designed dental mouth guards that we provide at Refresh Dental offer far better protection and comfort over alternatives such as off the shelf or take home sports guard kits. This is because our sports mouth guards are engineered to accommodate your unique bite, and can be designed to accommodate your individual needs (such as leaving adequate room for changes in your dentition while undergoing orthodontic work).
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Appliances
At Kilby Family Dentistry, we can fabricate a custom designed Snoring and Sleep Apnea appliance to reduce snoring and help you and your family gain a good night’s sleep. Our Appliances work by opening the airway passage at the back of the throat, and preventing your jaw from dropping back during sleep and obstructing the airway.
Night Guard/ Occlusal Splints for Bruxism or TMJ disorders
These custom-fitted night guards or occlusal splints are made by Kilby Family Dentistry from high quality acrylic, and are worn to absorb the force of clenching and grinding – protecting your teeth from further damage. This treatment can also relieve the soreness in your jaw joints and chewing muscles caused through continual strain whilst sleeping.