Oral Appliances

White Palm Dental - Melbourne, Florida

Oral Appliances

White Palm Dental
Melbourne, Florida

At White Palm Dental, we believe in prevention to maintain long-term healthy smiles. We offer a range of protective oral appliances to prevent tooth damage or shifting or to address the symptoms of sleep apnea. Our custom oral appliances are made from the highest quality materials to provide the best protection for your smile.

Oral appliances can help:

  • Protect teeth and jaws from the effects of nighttime grinding
  • Prevent sports-related dental injuries
  • Keep the teeth in place after orthodontic treatment
  • Provide a sleep apnea solution

We are pleased to offer a range of oral appliances to safeguard your teeth and gums.

What Are Night Guards?

Grinding and clenching your teeth as you sleep, a condition known as bruxism can have devastating impacts on your health. It can lead to tooth wear, fracture, or sensitivity, as well as damaged restorations, sleep disruptions, morning headaches, jaw or facial pain, TMJ disorders, and more. Night guards, also known as occlusal guards, are protective oral appliances that help cushion the teeth and prevent their chewing surfaces from grinding against each other. They do not cure bruxism but alleviate its symptoms and lower the risk of wear and damage to your teeth and jaws.

What Are Sports Mouthguards?

Contact and high-impact sports continue to grow in popularity, increasing the incidence of sports-related injuries like knocked-out, dislodged, or broken teeth, soft tissue damage, or jaw injuries. Sports mouthguards are protective oral appliances that help prevent damage to the teeth, lips, tongue, and gums. Ask our team at White Palm Dental about our custom sports mouthguards with school or team logos.

What Are Retainers?

After orthodontic treatment, it takes time for your jawbone, gums, and muscles to adjust to the new position of your teeth. Retainers are oral appliances worn to keep your teeth in place after orthodontics, ensuring they don’t return to their original positions. Unfortunately, many patients experience relapse after orthodontic treatment because they neglect to wear their retainers. If you think your teeth might be shifting and you want to start wearing a retainer, or if you lose a retainer, we can fabricate new retainers to maintain your smile.

What Are Mandibular Advancement Devices (Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances)?

Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat relax during sleep, collapsing and blocking the airway momentarily. The brain senses the lack of oxygen and wakes you up to start breathing again. Breathing pauses can occur hundreds of times each night, leading to serious health concerns. If your sleep doctor determines that a mandibular advancement device is right for you, Dr. McGavin can fabricate this appliance. A mandibular advancement device holds your jaw in a forward position, keeping your airway open, and allowing you to receive a more restful and rejuvenating sleep.

Why Choose Custom Oral Appliances?

  • They Are Created for Your Smile: Unlike the store-bought options, our custom oral appliances are made from impressions of your teeth, ensuring the best fit and comfort.
  • They Provide Superior Protection: Custom oral appliances are designed by skilled technicians using high quality miaterial to provide the best protection for your teeth.

Caring for Your Oral Appliance

We will provide you with care instructions to ensure the longevity of your oral appliance. Make sure to clean it daily using a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Never use hot water to rinse your oral appliance to avoid damaging or warping it. When not in use, keep it stored safely in its case to prevent accidental damage. Always keep your oral appliance away from pets or it will become an expensive chew toy. Bring your oral appliance to your routine dental checkups to ensure it continues to provide maximum protection for your smile.

Oral Appliances Near Me in Melbourne, FL

Want to learn more about safeguarding your smile with an oral appliance?

Call White Palm Dental at 321-473-6920 to schedule your appointment, or book online today! Dr. McGavin and our dedicated team look forward to caring for all your dental needs!

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