Oral Appliances in Birmingham, MI
Oral Appliance Therapy in Birmingham
At Birmingham Dentistry, we offer oral appliance therapy to protect our patients’ teeth and help them with certain issues, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Whether you’re playing a sport, grinding your teeth at night, or struggling with OSA, we’re ready and equipped to design custom oral appliances to fit your needs!
Participating in sports is a great way to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle. However, it’s important that you’re protecting your smile while you’re out there having fun! Dental injuries are the most common sports-related injuries. Because of this, it’s crucial to safeguard your teeth and gums. At Birmingham Dentistry, we create custom-fitted athletic mouthguards that can absorb shock and provide a barrier between your mouth and anything that may come into contact with it, such as elbows or sport equipment.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Teeth grinding can cause a variety or oral health problems from worn-down teeth to cracked and broken teeth to jaw pain. Our dental team can design nightguards for your upper and lower arch to protect your teeth and jaw throughout the night. We use durable, high-quality materials for our nightguards to withstand the pressure and friction from teeth grinding. While nightguards can protect your teeth, they can’t fix teeth grinding. We advise getting a consultation for your teeth grinding as it can sometimes be caused by a larger issue.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, our dental team can fit you with a sleep apnea appliance that you can wear while you sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes patients to stop breathing for brief moments throughout the night. It stems from the soft tissues in the back of the throat relaxing and blocking the airway. Our oral appliances are designed to reposition the jaw to keep the airway unobstructed. Many patients seek oral appliance therapy for their sleep apnea after trying the CPAP machine and not liking it. If your CPAP machine is getting dusty on your nightstand, contact us to see if a sleep apnea appliance is right for you!