TMJ and Snore Appliances
BiteSoft Night Splint
For patients that know they suffer from a TMJ disorder with grinding or clenching mainly in sleeping hours, a custom night splint is a great option. BiteSoft Anterior Splint is a custom-fit mouth piece worn over only the six anterior teeth during sleep to establish jaw stability and relaxation.
Especially recommended for any patient with many porcelain restorations, the BiteSoft can provide you years of protection. To have one made is very easy in chair experience; In just about 15 minutes, impressions will be made and then the appliance will be inserted once completed, in about one to two weeks.
Tap 3 Elite
The TAP 3 Elite is the newest addition to the TAP family of appliances for the treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Based on the same principle as CPR, the TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) was designed to keep the airway open to allow for air to pass. A constricted or collapsed airway causes snoring and OSA. The TAP device holds the lower jaw in a forward position, preventing the soft tissue of the throat from collapsing and obstructing the airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.
Each TAP device consists of an upper and lower tray that fit over the teeth. Fitting comfortably, the TAP 3 Elite has small hardware that provides more room for the tongue and allows the lips to close. Custom impressions are made of patients teeth and the device is custom made in about two weeks.
Custom Sports Mouthguard
Sports accidents are common, and a mouthguard is especially beneficial to athletes who participate in high-contact activities. It is not uncommon to see athletes who have sustained serious damage to their teeth that could have been easily prevented or minimized by a mouthguard. Football, hockey, soccer and basketball are examples of just a few high-risk sports in which participants should wear mouth protection.
As an added benefit, we have mouthguards that are composed of materials that are absorptive to force, meaning the guards not only protect the teeth, but may also lessen the force to the entire skull and brain should the wearer suffer an injury, such as concussions.
We believe the community's adolescents should be able to afford the best care and we always offer them at the most affordable price possible with the help of our lab in Green Bays, WI qualitycrownandbridge.com. Part of Quality Lab's philosophy is to prevent as many sports injuries as possible, so they provide the materials and fabrication of the device as affordably as possible and we supply the impression material and time at no charge. The devices depending on color and custom concussion needs will vary in price from $45-65 instead of $250-350.