Oral Appliances in Hillsborough, NJ

Oral Appliances in Hillsborough, NJ

At Hillsborough Smiles Family & Implant Dentistry, we always aim to provide the most conservative treatment possible for all of our patients in Hillsborough, NJ. One method of simple, non-invasive care is provided by oral appliances, which can effectively treat a variety of conditions. Every appliance we prescribe to our patients is custom-crafted to produce excellent fit and function.

Oral appliances are designed based on models of your teeth and can be used to fit on either the upper or lower teeth, or both at the same time. They are helpful in treating nighttime teeth grinding, diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, bite problems or jaw joint disorders. At Hillsborough Smiles, our doctors employ a variety of innovative designs depending on the treatment goals and preferences of each individual patient.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes breathing to stop and start throughout the night. Being unable to get enough oxygen at night can seriously inhibit a person’s functioning during the day. Oral appliances for sleep apnea designed to treat sleep apnea function in different ways, but essentially work to change the position of either the jaw or the tongue to open up the throat to improve breathing. If you snore loudly or wake up feeling tired even after a full night’s sleep, talk to your doctor in Hillsborough, NJ about the possibility of having sleep apnea. Your dentist at Hillsborough Smiles can then provide you with an oral appliance for snoring or an oral appliance for sleep apnea to help with the condition.

Teeth Grinding

Our teeth are incredibly strong and can withstand a great amount of pressure, but they can still be worn down and possibly damaged when exposed to repeated grinding forces. Teeth grinding can be dangerous in this way, and it can especially be a problem since many people are unaware that they do it. If you notice that you wake up with pain in your jaw joints or around the mouth in general, you may be clenching or grinding your teeth during sleep. Wearing a night guard can be very helpful in both protecting the teeth and relieving tension in the jaw muscles to prevent pain. Hillsborough Smiles Family & Implant Dentistry provides this mouth guard to patients in Hillsborough, NJ to maintain healthy teeth. Our dentist also serves sleep apnea solutions for patients from Bridgewater, Manville, Somerville, Bradley Gardens, Bound Brook and Raritan.

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