You can purchase night guards over the counter; however, over the counter guards often have negative side effects. For the best fit and treatment, we recommend a custom-made night guard. At your appointment for your night guard fitting, Dr. Sarah will take impressions of your teeth to create the models. The models will be sent to the lab where they will custom fit the material to your model.
Nightguards are made of soft plastic, dual laminate, or hard acrylic material. The type of material for your night guard depends on the severity of your teeth grinding and symptoms. The harder material is best for heavy grinders. Dr. Sarah will discuss the right option for you at your appointment.