Are you a victim of bruxism or the TMJ disorder? If so, then Dr. Carl McMillan must have recommended wearing a night guard. A night guard is a strong, protective appliance that keeps your teeth and jaw in tip-top shape while you sleep. This means the teeth grinding and jaw clenching habits you participate in won’t harm your smile any more.
Night guards are custom made for your smile, which means they will fit perfectly over your arch of teeth. When your night guard is created, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and jaw and will send those impressions to a dental lab. There, technicians will use that information to form an appliance that is perfect for you. It will protect your smile when you clench and grind your teeth and jaws at night. If this isn’t the best option for you, you can use a store-bought mouthguard to protect your teeth and jaws as well. However, the store-bought mouthguard might feel a bit bulky and uncomfortable. These appliances can protect your smile, but please remember that they can’t fix the bruxism or TMJ disorder.
For more information and details about night guards in American Fork, Utah, please contact TMJ Therapy at 801-756-0900 when you have the chance. Our professional team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!