What is a Dental Appliance?
Brushing and flossing aren't enough to keep your mouth healthy. Dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures, as well as our overall health, for those of us who participate in sports, clench or grind our teeth, or snore.
Mouth guards and sleep apnea devices, among other dental appliances available at Elliott Dental Studio, are used to help protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can cause you to lose sleep and have a negative impact on your health and well-being.
Patients who snore have relaxed throat tissues that cause the airway to narrow, resulting in snoring as oxygen is forced through. Patients with sleep apnea have tissues with their throat relaxing too much and blocking the airway, causing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
We provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This improves your breathing flow and keeps you from waking up in the middle of the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
A sports guard protects your smile if you are hit in the mouth during a sporting activity. It acts as a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth.
A night guard can help protect your teeth from damage if you grind your teeth at night. A night guard can help prevent you from clenching your jaw and provide pain relief if you do.