Dental Guards and Appliances
Although our teeth are extremely resilient, occasionally, they may need some additional support and protection. Thankfully, here at our Orléans dental clinic, we offer several types of dental guards including night guards, retainers, and sports guards. All these appliances are custom made to ensure they fit you properly.
Night guards are a dental appliance often recommended to those of us who tend to grind or clench our teeth when we sleep. If left unaddressed, these habits may lead to chipped or cracked teeth, and can even wear away the enamel on the surface of your teeth. This is a great option to relieve pain and preserve your oral health.
Retainers are usually given to patients after they’ve undergone orthodontic treatment. The purpose of a retainer is to keep your teeth in place so that they don’t shift. Retainers are clear devices designed to fit seamlessly inside your mouth. Dental retainers can be fixed, meaning that a wire is permanently installed behind your teeth, or they can be removable.
Sports-related injuries to the human body, especially to your face, jaw, and mouth, frequently occur, so it’s important to take precautions so you don’t lose or crack a tooth. Our dental clinic offers customized sports guards to help you address this issue and preserve the health of your teeth.