Care For Your Smile In Many Situations With Customized Mouth Pieces

As modern dental technology has progressed over time, mouth guards and oral appliances have only become more effective and discreet. Consequently, mouthpieces have been adapted to help patients achieve a number of different dental goals. Today our San Francisco dentists are going to be talking about some of the key ways that we use mouthpieces in our dental practice.

Many patients start using mouth guards because they play some kind of extreme or contact sport as young people. These mouthpieces are critically important, because it is always better to avoid dental damage and oral health problems, rather than trying to play catch up and fix problems after they occur. In order to achieve optimal protection, it is important to wear a mouth guard that is customized to fit your smile.

Another reason that you may want to use a protective mouthpiece is if you suffer from bruxism. If you suffer from bruxism, then you are habitually grinding and clenching your teeth. This means that your dental enamel is grinding against other dental enamel, and the strength of your smile is being compromised. If you tend to grind your teeth at night, you may benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard, so that there is a buffer between your teeth.

It is also possible to use mouthpieces to achieve cosmetic dentistry results. Invisalign aligners, for example, can straighten smiles and close gaps between teeth. These dental aligners are clear, and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. People choose Invisalign over metal braces for a number of reasons, one of which is that Invisalign is more discreet than conventional braces.

If you think that some kind of oral appliance or mouthpiece may be able to help your smile, you can always call our San Francisco dentists to schedule a consultation!