What is a Dental Appliance?
Maintaining good oral health isn't just about brushing and flossing. Whether you play sports, grind or clench your teeth, or snore at night, braces can help preserve and protect your oral structures and your health.
Dental appliances offered at Boucher Levesque Maltais Dental Centre, such as mouth guards and devices treating sleep apnea, can help improve and protect your oral health.
Sleep disturbances can have a huge impact on your health and well-being. Sleep breathing disorders are characterized by abnormal breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep.
Snoring is one of the symptoms of breathing problems. It is due to the sagging of the soft tissue in the throat causing restriction of the airways. Oxygen is forced past the airways, creating sound. Sleep apnea, on the other hand, is a respiratory abnormality characterized by involuntary pauses in breathing during sleep.
Our dentists can offer you a custom-made oral appliance to move the muscles of the lower jaw and tongue, effectively opening the airways. This will help improve air circulation - and help you finally get to sleep.
We offer custom-made mouthguards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
When you participate in physical activity where there is a risk of contact with the face, your teeth can be broken or damaged. A sports mouthguard can help protect your teeth and gums while enjoying the benefits of sports activity.
If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw while sleeping, you can wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth from damage and relieve pain.