Occlusal guards, also known as night guards, are a type of mouth guard worn overnight to protect your teeth from wear due to grinding (bruxism) or clenching. They can also be used to treat jaw disorders such as painful TMJ by relaxing the jaw muscles, or to improve alignment during the contact between teeth (occlusion). Occlusal guards are specially fitted for your teeth by our dental professionals, and these perform a job that a normal mouth guard will not. They are made of a clear acrylic material, and can be made for the upper or lower teeth, or both.
Our guards have the potential to last years, depending on how long they are needed due to the severity of your bruxism. More importantly, the damage they prevent can save you from much greater expenses down the road, such as the need for crowns, bridges, or restorations.