From sleep apnea therapy to sports guards and more, an oral appliance could save you money on costly restorations and alleviate pain symptoms caused by many dental conditions.
Occlusal Guard/Nighttime Appliance
Many people wake up with jaw pain or headaches, not realizing they clench or grind their teeth at night. Also called bruxism, this condition can wear your teeth, causing bite problems but can disrupt your quality of sleep. When left untreated, the side effects of clenching or grinding can ripple into your waking hours and disrupt your daily life. A simple appliance worn over the top teeth at night can help prevent these conditions, giving you the peaceful sleep you deserve to wake up refreshed.
Oral Appliances for Daytime Wear
Many people that clench and grind their teeth at night are unaware that damage also occurs during the day. Work, traffic, and life, in general, can cause many patients to clench their teeth throughout the day unknowingly. If left untreated, this can wear down your front teeth, which may alter your bite, causing headaches, jaw pain, and tooth sensitivity. Dr. Horschman can make you an appliance to wear on your bottom teeth during the day to help prevent this from happening.
MOSES Sleep Apnea Appliance
CPAP intolerant? For mild to moderate sleep apnea patients who can’t or don’t want to wear a CPAP mask, a Moses appliance could be the answer. It is worn over the top and bottom teeth and opens your airway to prevent snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea so you can breathe easily through the night.
If you are a good candidate for appliance therapy, Dr. Horschman will work with your physician to help you get a sound, restorative sleep.