Custom-made mouth guards are the best way to prevent injury to the teeth and jaws of youth sports players. But this isn’t the only group who can benefit from mouth guards. Those who suffer from TMJ Disorders and those who snore or may have sleep apnea can also have specialized mouth guards made to help ease their symptoms and protect the teeth and jaws while restoring their once peaceful sleep patterns.
Store bought mouth guards are bulky and don’t form to fit the growing mouths of children playing sports during their developing years. Most kids find them so uncomfortable it’s always a fight to get them to wear the protective mouth pieces and even when they do they end up chewing on them and essentially compromising their effectiveness. Custom-made mouth guards fit much more comfortably and thanks to the advances in the dental industry are made of thinner material which is actually more effective at protecting teeth.
Do you ever wake up with a headache or a sore jaw? You could be grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw in your sleep. Over time this can put a serious strain on your jaw muscles and even lead to symptoms of TMJ Disorder. A custom-made night guard, worn during sleep can protect your teeth and jaws from grinding or clenching.
If you or your spouse is struggling with snoring or waking up periodically throughout the night snorting or gasping for breathe you may have sleep apnea. Our revolutionary sleep appliances have helped many patients sleep safer and more sound leaving them more refreshed during the day so they can get back to living their best life.
If your child is playing sports and you’d like more information about custom-made sports mouth guards, we would love to answer any questions you may have! If you suffer from TMJ Disorder or Sleep Apnea, call us today at 623-748-5162 to schedule a consultation and see how we can help get you on the right track to a better quality of life!