The Stabilization Splint creates perfect bite balance and stability through a minimally invasive approach to TMJ treatment. It works by allowing the muscles themselves to automatically reposition the jaw to where it naturally works best. For TMJ pain relief, restoring this balance is essential.
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth during sleep are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as snoring and sleep apnea. Bruxism can be frequent and severe enough to lead to jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth and other problems.
An occlusal splint treats malocclusion, which is a misalignment or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches when they approach each other as the jaws close. Correction of malocclusion may reduce risk of tooth decay and help relieve excessive pressure on the temporomandibular joint.
A mandibular splint or mandibular advancement splint is a device worn in the mouth that is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. The splint treats snoring and sleep apnea by moving the lower jaw forward slightly, which tightens the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway to prevent obstruction during sleep. The tightening created by the device also prevents the tissues of the upper airway from vibrating as air passes over them.
Invisalign is an alternative to wire braces that uses transparent, incremental aligners to adjust teeth.The Invisalign treatment process involves taking a mold of the patient's teeth that is scanned in order to create a computerized model.
Protective Mouth Guards
Mouth guards should be used by anyone -- both children and adults -- who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Orthodontic retainers are custom-made devices, usually made of wires or clear plastic, that hold teeth in position after surgery or any method of realigning teeth. They are most often used before or after dental braces to keep teeth in position while assisting the adjustment of the surrounding gums to changes in the bone.