At O'Connor Dental Health Group, custom-fitted dental appliances are used to help protect your oral structures from damage and maintain oral health.
What are Dental Appliances?
There's more to oral health care than just brushing and flossing. Whether you play sports, clench and grind your teeth or snore, dental appliances can help to preserve and protect your oral structures from damage.
The types of dental appliances offered at O'Connor Dental Health Group – such as mouth guards and sleep apnea oral devices – are used to help improve and protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can not only disrupt your sleep but can also negatively impact your overall health and wellbeing.
For patients who are prone to snoring, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen tries to force its way past. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway more, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At O'Connor Dental Health Group, 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.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-created mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
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 stop you from clenching and provide moderate pain relief.