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Oral Appliances

Protect Your Smile and Enhance Sleep Quality with Custom Oral Appliances at Pacifica Dental!

Custom oral appliances are essential dental devices designed to safeguard your teeth and oral structures from injury, damage, or wear during various activities. At Pacifica Dental, we offer custom-fitted oral appliances to provide the highest level of protection and comfort for our patients, including those seeking relief from sleep apnea.

Oral Appliances

The Importance of Custom Oral Appliances:

Custom oral appliances are versatile dental devices that serve a variety of essential purposes:

  • Sports Protection: Athletic activities such as football, basketball, soccer, and even non-contact sports like swimming and cycling can pose risks to your teeth and jaws. Custom oral appliances absorb and distribute impact forces, preventing dental injuries, broken teeth, and concussions.
  • Night Guards: For individuals who suffer from teeth grinding (bruxism) or clenching during sleep, custom night guards can protect teeth from excessive wear, fractures, and discomfort. They also alleviate associated jaw pain and headaches.
  • TMJ Disorder Relief: Custom oral appliances can help alleviate symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders by stabilizing the jaw and reducing tension on the joint.
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment: Custom oral appliances can also be used as an effective treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea. These appliances help keep the airway open during sleep, reducing or eliminating the interruptions in breathing that characterize sleep apnea.

Custom Oral Appliances vs. Over-the-Counter Options:

While you can find generic, over-the-counter oral appliances, custom-fitted oral appliances from Pacifica Dental offer distinct advantages:

  • Precise Fit: Our oral appliances are tailor-made to fit your unique mouth structure, ensuring optimal protection and comfort.
  • Superior Protection: Custom appliances provide a more secure and protective barrier against impacts or grinding than one-size-fits-all options.
  • Comfortable Wear: Custom oral appliances are comfortable to wear, allowing you to breathe, speak, and drink easily during activities.

The Custom Oral Appliance Fitting Process:

  1. Consultation: We’ll begin with a consultation to discuss your specific needs, whether for sports, night guard use, TMJ relief, or sleep apnea treatment.
  2. Impressions: We’ll take impressions of your teeth to create a mold that serves as the foundation for your custom oral appliance.
  3. Custom Craftsmanship: Skilled dental technicians will use your mold to create a precise and comfortable oral appliance tailored to your needs.
  4. Fitting: Once your oral appliance is ready, we’ll ensure it fits snugly and comfortably in your mouth.
  5. Instructions: We’ll provide you with care instructions to maintain the longevity and hygiene of your custom oral appliance.

Invest in Your Smile, Comfort, and Health with Custom Oral Appliances

Protecting your teeth and oral health is essential, as is ensuring a good night’s sleep. Custom oral appliances from Pacifica Dental offer unparalleled protection and comfort for various purposes, including addressing sleep apnea. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and receive a custom oral appliance tailored to your needs, helping you achieve better sleep and a healthier smile.

Pacifica Dental is your trusted source for custom oral appliances, designed to protect your smile, improve your sleep, and safeguard your oral health!