Here at Family Dental Care, we can provide a comprehensive choice of advanced oral devices that are custom-made to treat specific oral conditions. These devices are designed to protect your teeth and sometimes your jaws.
What Kind of Oral Devices Can be Provided and When Would I Need Them?
You may require an oral device if you are diagnosed with sleep apnoea or with bruxism. Our high-quality oral devices for treating sleep apnoea are carefully constructed to help keep your airway open during sleep. When you wear your oral device, it will comfortably move your lower jaw into a slightly forwards position that will be sufficient to prevent your throat muscles from collapsing and your tongue from falling inwards and blocking your airway. Our oral devices to prevent bruxism consist of a thermoplastic nightguard that will usually fit over your upper teeth, so your lower teeth glide harmlessly against the nightguard.
Our oral devices are designed to be comfortable to wear during sleep, but it may take a few nights to get used to them. With a little perseverance, you should soon be come accustomed to wearing your oral device.
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