Did you know that oral appliances can treat many health conditions that affect your appearance and physical health? Custom-fitted oral appliances from Dental Avenu of Miami, FL, make appliance therapy more comfortable and effective. Speak to your dentist about oral appliance therapy today if you struggle with any of these conditions:
- jaw or neck pain
- tooth pain
- misaligned teeth
The alignment of your jaws and teeth doesn’t just affect eating and chewing. They can affect your muscles, facial nerves, and risk of infections and other medical conditions. Modern oral appliances fix these conditions naturally with minimal discomfort and inconvenience.
What Is Oral Appliance Therapy?
Oral appliance therapy involves creating a custom device that fits over the teeth to correct conditions involving the mouth, including:
- misaligned teeth
- bruxism (grinding teeth)
- snoring and sleep apnea
Improvements in computer-aided design and manufacturing technology make it easier, quicker, and often less expensive to design appliances that closely fit the contours of your mouth. As a result, custom-made oral appliances are more comfortable to wear and lead to more effective treatment.
Braces are a high-school rite of passage for many teenagers and an opportunity for adults to improve their smiles. Braces are the most common tooth straightening devices and cost-effective solutions to tooth alignment or spacing problems. Newer “invisible” braces contain transparent materials, so they stand out less than metal braces.
Many people grind their teeth when they sleep due to anxiety or misalignment of their teeth or jaws. If the problem persists, it could lead to wearing down of the tooth enamel, chipping teeth, jaw pain, and neck pain. Mouthguards fit over the teeth and protect them from damage, reducing the harmful effects of tooth grinding.
Sleep Apnea (Snore Guard)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a dangerous sleep condition that occurs when a person stops breathing for short periods while they sleep. The decrease in oxygen wakes the person up, causing them to start breathing again. Sleep apnea disrupts sleep patterns and impacts the quality of life in many ways, including:
- fatigue during the day
- dry mouth
- increased risk of heart disease and stroke
- other serious cardiovascular health problems
One treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is a tongue retaining device. Tongue retaining devices prevent the tongue from obstructing the airway while a person sleeps. In many cases, this keeps the airway open and prevents sleep apnea.
Protect Your Mouth and Improve Your Smile with Oral Appliances from Dental Avenu
At Dental Avenu, we take pride in our expertise and use of the latest technology to help our patients. We use only high-quality oral appliances and precision design techniques to accurately mold them to the shape of your teeth and mouth.
Whether you need help fixing misaligned teeth, preventing bruxism, or treating sleep apnea, you can find the solution you need at Dental Avenu. Call 786-703-4978 to discuss oral appliances with an experienced health professional and take the first steps in creating your custom-made device.
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Dental Avenu is an established and comprehensive dental practice serving the greater Miami area. Dr. Diaz and her team of highly trained professionals provide a full range of dental services.