A NIGHT GUARD CAN HELP TREAT BRUXISM

Bruxism a fancy term for chronic teeth grinding. This grinding is unconscious and usually happens while you sleep. While this is often a side effect of unresolved stress, it may also be due to allergy issues or other medical complications. Regardless of the underlying source, it is not something to…

Bruxism a fancy term for chronic teeth grinding. This grinding is unconscious and usually happens while you sleep. While this is often a side effect of unresolved stress, it may also be due to allergy issues or other medical complications. Regardless of the underlying source, it is not something to ignore.

If you do ignore the problem, it’s possible that you may cause a chip or dental fracture, even if it is a small one. You may also discover that your teeth are more cavity-prone due to your worn enamel. It may also create muscular tension and potential inflammation in the temporomandibular joints, leading to what is known as TMJ disorder. If you have braces, you can also protect them from any possible damage.

If you discover that you are grinding your teeth, you should strongly consider sleeping with a night guard – especially if you have braces. This is a simple, clear, removable mouthpiece made from a special soft-plastic material. It will cushion your teeth and allow a mild amount of slip, preventing your tooth enamel from fractures and reducing tension in the temporomandibular joints.

If you find that the dental guards sold in stores feel uncomfortable or awkward in your mouth, call Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics Las Vegas, Nevada clinic at 702-243-3300 to ask about a custom night guard. Dr. R. Cree Hamilton can provide you with a high-quality dental guard that is custom shaped to match your unique bite pattern.

CORRECTING YOUR ALIGNMENT ISSUES AS AN ADULT

When you were a child, did your minor alignment issues go unaddressed? This may have been for financial reasons or because you really didn’t want it, or because your parents didn’t really understand the importance of braces. Whatever the reason, as an adult, these minor alignment issues may pose a…

When you were a child, did your minor alignment issues go unaddressed? This may have been for financial reasons or because you really didn’t want it, or because your parents didn’t really understand the importance of braces. Whatever the reason, as an adult, these minor alignment issues may pose a more significant threat. This can come in the form of enamel attrition, dental fractures, or further drift in the position of your teeth, resulting in an increasingly unappealing smile.

If you’ve already seen this occur or want to prevent it from happening, consider consulting with Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. R. Cree Hamilton and our staff can help you determine the best way to correct the alignment of your teeth. This might call for installing some variation of traditional braces or even a brand of clear plastic aligners.

If you have significant alignment issues or a severe malocclusion, we might recommend traditional braces. Multiple adjustments will bring your teeth into a proper alignment for a healthier mouth and more appealing smile.

If you have visible braces hardware on your teeth, don’t worry. Your Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics orthodontist can apply a ceramic glaze to the visible orthodontic hardware on the braces. This amazing, sturdy porcelain material can be shaded to match your tooth enamel, making it harder for the casual observer to see.

If you have a minor alignment issues, we might be able to fit you for a brand of clear plastic aligners such as Invisalign®. These clear plastic mouthpieces can correct the alignment of your teeth in as little as six to eight weeks. If you live in the Las Vegas, Nevada area and would like to further explore your braces options, you can call 702-243-3300 to book a consultation with one of the orthodontists at Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics.