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My Orthodontist

Orthodontists located in Lawrenceville, Bayonne, Cherry Hill, Deptford Township, East Orange, Medford, Paterson, and West New York, NJ & Langhorne, PA

A mouthguard is a simple oral appliance that has a variety of substantial benefits for your smile. The dental experts at My Orthodontist provide their patients with high-quality mouthguards that can help with teeth grinding, sleep disorders, and protection during sports activity. Get your mouthguard today by scheduling a visit to one of their nine offices conveniently located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and Deptford Township, Lawrenceville, Medford, Bayonne, West New York, West Orange, Cherry Hill, and Paterson, New Jersey. You can book your visit by calling any of the offices or scheduling online.

Mouthguard Q & A

What is a mouthguard?

A mouthguard is a removable oral appliance that’s custom-designed to fit over your unique smile and address a variety of concerns with your oral health, including:

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sports protection

Mouthguards are typically made of smooth plastic that feels comfortable in your mouth.

How can a mouthguard help with teeth grinding?

Wearing a mouthguard while you sleep can help minimize the harmful effects of nighttime teeth grinding, like:

  • Excessive wear-and-tear on your tooth surfaces
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Headaches, earaches, and face pain

While it doesn’t cure the underlying condition that might be causing your bruxism, it does give your teeth a more pliable surface to grind against, rather than letting them grind against one another. 

How can a mouthguard help with sports?

Sports accidents are one of the most common causes of broken teeth and dental emergencies, which isn’t surprising when you consider how much movement and potential for damage many sports entail. A mouthguard can keep your smile protected when you’re playing sports by providing cushioning for your teeth, which protects them from potential physical trauma. 

How can a mouthguard help with sleep disorders?

Mouthguards you wear at night are called night guards. They can be used to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition where your airway becomes blocked, preventing you from breathing for periods of time throughout the night.

One type of night guard for sleep disorders is called a mandibular advancement device (MAD). It’s slightly different than mouthguards used for bruxism and sports protection in that it’s designed to gently push your lower jaw forward while you wear it. This repositioning of your lower jaw helps to open up your airway and mitigate the effects of sleep apnea.

What is involved in getting my mouthguard?

Getting a mouthguard at My Orthodontist is a quick and easy process. Your orthodontist simply takes an impression of your smile and sends it off to a lab. That lab custom-fabricates your mouthguard so that it fits snugly over your teeth and feels comfortable in your mouth. Once your mouthguard is ready, you come back to the office to pick it up or have it shipped to your home, where you can start enjoying its benefits immediately.

Don’t wait any longer to give your smile the protection it deserves. Schedule your mouthguard visit with My Orthodontist today by calling the closest office or booking a visit online.