Mouthguards, Nightguards and Snoring Appliances

Sport mouth guards

mouthguardResearch has shown that facial injuries can be very dangerous during contact sports. Hence sports mouthguards are strongly advised for children and adults playing contact sports to protect their teeth, jaws and brain injuries. A short appointment can be made so that our dentist can take impressions of your teeth, this enables a professional and custom-fitted mouthguard to be worn which is recommended by the Australian Dental Association.

The common sports which need the mouth guards, but not limited to:

Football, Rugby league, Rugby union, AFL, Boxing, Net ball, Basketball, Hockey, Contact sports like Karate etc.

Nightguards (Occlusal Splint)

Many people have grinding or clenching habits which leads to severe tooth wear, headaches and TMJ (jaw joint) problems. This parafunctional habit is called as “bruxism”. The symptoms of bruxism can be controlled by nightguards (occlusal splints). Our dentists can examine you and provide the most suitable splint.

 

Snoring Appliances (Mandibular Advancement Splint- MAS)

Snoring is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea which can have severe

effects on your health and lifestyle. It occurs by narrowing of the airway which results in interrupted sleep and many other serious health conditions. Obstructive sleep apnoea must be diagnosed by a sleep specialist to rule out any other problems.

A Mandibular Advancement Splint (snore appliance) is used to solve the snoring and sleep apnoea problem. This device repositions the lower jaw and associated muscles, increases the muscle tone and stabilises them to open the airway.

Our dentists examine you and your jaws carefully and advise if a suitable snore appliance and help you change your lifestyle.

Please contact us today if we can help with any of your mouthguard, nightguard or snoring appliances needs.

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