Specialized Oral Appliances Available at Boutique Smiles of Manhattan
- Posted on: Sep 15 2019
New York, NY area patients interested in learning more about what a dental practice can offer are encouraged to make an appointment with the team at Boutique Smiles of Manhattan. Dr. Angela Abernathy provides more than just general dentistry solutions. With a wide range of oral appliances, patients can seek assistance for everything from smile protection to snoring!
Oral appliances available
Dr. Angela Abernathy offers the following oral appliance options for patients to consider:
- Occlusal guard – an occlusal guard, or a “night guard,” is a special mouthpiece custom-made for patients to fit over the dental arch. These are worn while patients sleep to protect the smile from conditions such as TMD or bruxism, which can cause damage to dental restorations or tooth enamel from wear and tear.
- Athletic mouthguards – high impact sports such as soccer, hockey, and football may require the use of an athletic mouthguard. These appliances are worn while participating in sports where the mouth is at a higher risk of injury. Mouthguards come in a variety of different kids, though appliances obtained from a dental practice are often more durable and better fitting than those available over-the-counter at the local drugstore.
- Anti-snoring devices – for patients who snore, an oral appliance may help sleeping partners get a good night’s rest. These devices are oral appliances worn while sleeping to keep the tongue down and the airways open. These appliances may also be used for patients who have been diagnosed with a sleeping disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, as it can help patients sleep soundly through the night.
Which oral appliance do I need?
During a consultation visit and initial examination with Dr. Angela Abernathy, patients can educate themselves further on the various oral appliances and speak with a professional about the one most beneficial for their unique needs.
Discuss oral appliances with the team of Boutique Smiles of Manhattan today!
Call (212) 262-2952 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Angela Abernathy and discuss the benefits of specialized appliances available in our practice. With the help of our dedicated team of professionals, patients can find solutions for a variety of concerns.
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