Retainers and Mouth Guards in Glendale
We provide these cost effective oral appliances to maintain and protect you smile.
Nothing stays the same. Everything can chip, peal, break or simply wear out.
We are especially aware of this when it comes to teeth. It is commonly known
that people can experience destructive habits that are neurallogically
determinedand and not be aware of them. Examples are chenching and
bruxism. We have the experience to help you.
Patients that have had orthodontic treatment usually are offered retainers when
the treatment is completed because teeth can move and perfect smiles can
change. Sometime retainers are lost or broken. We can help. However, teeth
that have not been aligned can also drift for a number of reasons. During
routine examinations we check for these changes that can occur and provide
retainers that can stop the movement from continuing. They are comfortable
and easy to maintain. Often, they resemble clear aligners, however several
options are available. We can help you choose the best design for you.
Mouth guards are commonly thought of as devices to prevent injury during
sports activities. These are especially appropriate after the final erruption of
teeth, and expensive cosmetic procedures. They can protect your teeth and
your investment. They are easily worn and maintained. When our free time
activities involve contact sports, these protective devices are especially
Bruxism and clenching are habits that patients cannot controll completely and
are most destructive during sleep. The destructive effects of these habits can
be so extreme as to cause unwanted cosmetic changes and even nerve damage.
Other effects can be premature wear and breaking of dental retorations,
muscle pain, joint pain, and increased tooth mobility. Night guards are hard
acrylic appliances that are comfortable and cover the teeth at night and limit
these problems. We can evaluate your need and fit one for you.
Anti Clenching Devices
Clenching is a distructive night time activity that we can help patients control.
Several different devices can be utalized to minimize clenching forces. We
can help you choose the one that is appropriate for your situation. A relatively
common additional benefit that can occur is the minimizing of headaches that
are referred from irritated muscles, fatigued by excessive activity. These are
custom appliances that are well tolerated and do not interfere with sleep.