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Why Choose a Mouthguard? | Vista CA

The number one reason many people choose to wear a mouthguard while playing sports is to protect their mouth against injury.  Mouthguards can ensure that you can play the game to the best of your ability without worrying if you may critically injure your teeth and gums.  However, mouthguards are not only for athletes.  There are different types of guards to protect your teeth from grinding, TMJ, and damage while participating during athletics.

Types of Mouthguards

Protecting your smile is one of the most important things you can do. Especially if you’re involved in athletic activities, grind your teeth at night, or suffer from TMJ disorders. Some of the different types of mouthguards that we offer include:

Athletic Guards

An athletic guard helps prevent broken teeth, appliances, and lip lacerations. Choose from a variety of teams or custom sport design options to protect your smile during the next game or practice.

Guards for Bruxism/Grinding

Chronic clenching and grinding can cause your teeth and other dental restorations to wear down or break. A custom guard can protect your smile from premature wear.

TMJ Bite Splints

Do you suffer from TMJ disorder, chronic headaches, or wake up with pain through your face, head, and neck? An NTI appliance is a small, custom-fit splint that moves your TMJ into a resting position, preventing excessive muscle tension. We can combine your bite splint with orthodontic therapy to correct your misaligned bite – which may be the root of your TMJ disorder.

Learn more about the benefits of mouthguards by contacting your orthodontist in Vista CA to schedule your consultation today!