There are several types of mouth guards that you can use:
For those who engage in contact sports, it is often required to use athletic guards to protect the teeth from impact. These athletic guards may be bought over the counter, but you’ll find it much better to wear custom-fitted athletic guards you can get from our office. They don’t chafe, they’re not bulky, and they’re much more comfortable to wear.
This is meant to be worn at night when you’re sleeping, and it’s designed to protect your teeth from damage when you tend to grind and clench your teeth at night.
If you grind and clench your teeth during the day, you may want to wear Invisalign night guards which are clear and virtually invisible. You can use them as night guards as they’re slimmer and more comfortable to wear.
Night guards are also recommended for orthodontic patients whose teeth may drift or shift out of place. It can protect costly dental work such as bridges, implants, and crowns from damage. It can also relieve jaw and joint pains for those who experience TMJ or teeth grinding.