Night Guard For Teeth Grinding

When a person gnashes his teeth, this symptom is called bruxism. This happens more often in a dream but sometimes in reality and is caused by a spasm of the masticatory muscles. Abnormal behavior occurs in young children and some adults. Solving the problem requires an integrated approach because different causes cause pathology.

Gnashing teeth in a dream is not a mortal danger. However, pathology can lead to several undesirable consequences. Involuntary chewing movements cause additional stress on the temporomandibular joint. If you ignore the problem, there is a chance that a person will get cracks in tooth enamel, crown destruction, teeth loosening, damage to the tissues of the oral cavity, and malocclusion.

Night Guard in the treatment of bruxism →

If the symptoms of the disease patient can be controlled during the day, then gnashing of teeth at night occurs arbitrarily. Therefore, Aesthetic Dental dentists recommend night guard to help patients. They are hypoallergenic and have virtually no contraindications except for psychiatric illness and epilepsy.

Orthodontic construction does not eliminate the disease but protects the teeth and soft tissues of the oral cavity from injury. In minutes of tension of the dentoalveolar system, the device takes all the loads. This device doctors use in complex treatment.

According to the method of manufacture, night guard are divided into standard, thermoplastic, and individual.

Standard night guard are immediately ready for use after purchase. They have a lower cost but do not take the jaw shape, which can cause discomfort. And besides, they don’t always hold up well.

Thermoplastic night guard, at first use, should be dipped in hot water, put on the dentition, and pressed. The product will take shape close to the jaw’s, providing greater comfort.

Individual night guard are made from an impression of the jaw. They exactly repeat the shape of the dentition and are selected in thickness and other parameters. Prices for individual night guard for bruxism are higher than those of different types, but they are distinguished by maximum ease of use and durability.

The production of individual night guard for bruxism in strict accordance with the patient’s needs involves a dentistry visit in several stages. First, the Aesthetic Dental doctor takes impressions and transmits the data to the laboratory. There, on special equipment, a structure is made of bioplastic or biosilicone. Then the patient tries it on, and if necessary, the doctor adjusts it.

Night guard care →

It is easy to care for the product. In the morning, it is enough to rinse it with water and lightly clean it from plaque with a brush. Save the night guard between periods of use in a case.

The night guard requires periodic replacement. It can be deformed during application and will not remove the load from the jaws and muscles but, on the contrary, increase it. In this case, you must order a new night guard from the dentist Aesthetic Dental.

Pediatric dentistry aims teeth from strengthening babies’ teeth from a very early age and delaying as much as possible when they learn what a toothache is.

It is essential to protect the night guard from high temperatures that cause deformation of the material, as well as from mechanical damage and direct sunlight.

Thanks to the combination of such factors as highly qualified specialists, the presence of its laboratory, and modern technologies, our night guard are distinguished by maximum comfort in service, invisibility in wear, and durability of materials. The clinic provides constructions for children and adults.

Using a night guard as an orthodontic product is only an auxiliary tool, not a solution to the problem. It is necessary to resolve psychological conflicts and remove neurosis to eliminate bruxism.


Bruxism is a disease in which a person clenches his jaws strongly and cannot control the force of closing the teeth. The problem is especially evident at night when a person sleeps and does not control the jaw muscles. As a result of such pressure, the teeth are not just erased but loosened, and the bite is damaged, against which more global dental problems arise, up to the destruction of the temporomandibular joint.

A dental night guard also performs the following tasks:

  • An individual night guard provides prevention of displacement of the bite of the teeth;
  • It helps to maintain the integrity of the enamel and, therefore, reduce the likelihood of caries;
  • Reduces the risk of developing the consequences of bruxism, namely, headaches and pain in the projection of the jaw, which can radiate to the back and neck.
  • The classic night guard is put on at night and removed in the morning, and the patient quickly gets used to the design that fits snugly to the surface of the teeth;
  • Day guard – worn during wakefulness, recommended, as a rule, for severe pathology, when the patient cannot control the involuntary closure of the jaws and which looks aesthetically pleasing, almost invisible on the teeth;
  • Resonating night guard – at the same time, prevent bruxism and are protection when playing sports.

Night aligners also protect against pathological involuntary clenching of the jaws during sleep. However, their primary function is orthodontics.

  • Correction of minor bite pathologies;
  • Strengthening dental units – for example, when using night guard with the effect of enamel remineralization. A gel is placed inside the silicone pad, which has a beneficial impact on the enamel;
  • Fixing the result after orthodontic treatment – as a rule, orthodontists recommend wearing aligners for about six months at night after wearing braces.