Mouth Guards & Dental Appliances
We are thrilled to offer our Orangeville Dental Centre patients a variety of dental appliances such as mouth guards and palate expander, to improve their mouth health and development.
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For child or adult, participating in potentially injurious recreational or sporting activities mouth guards, also known as sports guards or athletic mouth protectors, are crucial pieces of equipment.
Snugly fitting over the upper teeth, mouth guards protect the entire oral region from traumatic injury. This preserves both the aesthetic appearance and the health of the smile. Mouth guards are also used to prevent tooth damage in those who grind their teeth at night (bruxism).Learn More About Mouth Guards
Other Appliances at Orangeville Dental Centre
- Space Maintainers
Space maintainers or “spacers” are inserted as placeholders until the permanent teeth are ready to erupt.
Your dentist will determine whether a fixed or a removable space maintainer is the best option for your situation.
- Thumb Sucking Appliances
Oral complications can result if children continue to thumb suck after the age of five or six (especially vigorously).
These complications can include: narrowed arches, impacted teeth, and misaligned teeth. Thumb sucking generally stops immediately with the help of a “palatal crib” appliance.
- Expansion Appliances
An expansion appliance can correct an overbite or a crossbite. The expansion appliance is used to stretch and widen the arch, providing enough space for the teeth to be realigned in a straight manner.
Custom-made expansion appliances can be affixed to the inside or the outside of the teeth.
A bionator positions the lower jaw forward, helping the teeth to erupt and align properly.
This dental appliance is successful in reducing extensive orthodontic treatments later in life, and helps to promote natural-looking alignment.