Mouthguards can serve multiple purposes, from protecting the teeth to positioning the jaw properly to prevent teeth grinding. Dr. O’Malley may also recommend a custom mouthguard if you play sports to provide maximum protection in the event of a collision or fall that could damage the teeth.
A custom fit mouthguard is more comfortable than over the counter options and made to fit snugly on your teeth or over orthodontics, protecting your investment in your smile. Available for children and adults, a custom sports mouthguard can even improve on-field performance by reducing the energy spent clenching the jaw to keep the mouthguard in place.
A quick office visit will be necessary to take impressions for the creation of your custom mouthguard.
Mouthguards/Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Dr. O’Malley can create a custom mouthguard in our Simpsonville office to address the symptoms of teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Typically worn at night, a mouthguard will position the jaw to prevent teeth grinding and allow the jaw muscles to relax. Using this custom oral appliance routinely will reduce the risk for damaged teeth and can help to alleviate common symptoms of a TMJ related disorder, including:
- Jaw pain, tired jaws
- Clicking, popping jaw joints