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Bruxism Appliances, Splints, Nightguards – Why Would I Want One?

September 29, 2015

Bruxism Appliances, Splints, and Nightguards – What are they and why would I want one? See below for a good definition of bruxism and splints if you happen to be reading this and you have not yet heard these terms! What is an NTI Appliance? This small appliance shown below snaps firmly over the upper or lower anterior teeth preventing the teeth from touching and […]

What is Splint or Night Guard, and What Can It Do For My Jaw?

April 25, 2014

Filed under: Appliances to Limit Habits,Splint or Bruxism Appliance — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 6:23 pm

  The benefits of a bruxism appliance or splint/night guard: Teeth and dental work are protected from the grinding process – much cheaper to buy a splint than repair teeth Ideally the clenching and grinding habit is eliminated over time Jaw muscles can relax which can help reduce tension and pain The jaw joint or TMJ receives less damaging forces The bone associated with the […]