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Night Guards
in Chicago, IL

Protecting Your Teeth

What Can Night Guards Do?

It is possible that you have bruxism if you often experience headaches, jaw pain, or earaches, as well as clenching and grinding your teeth while sleeping. It's important to know that teeth grinding occurs when we're stressed, frustrated, or anxious.

It's a habit that should not be taken lightly, because besides the immediate pain it can cause, your teeth will suffer long-term damage. iTero's digital impression scanner is capable of creating highly detailed 3D digital impressions of a patient's teeth, gums, and bite using powerful software. At our office in Chicago night guards are a non-invasive treatment for bruxism. Night guards help prevent the wear and damage caused by teeth grinding. In order to prevent contact with opposing teeth, a night guard is inserted over your top or bottom arch and is custom-made by your dentist out of soft material.

Choosing the Right Mouth Guards


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A mouth guard is an essential part of protecting your teeth. There are three types of mouth guards available: pre-made mouth guards, “boil-and-bite” mouth guards, and custom-made mouth guards.

When you choose a night guard, make sure it is tear-resistant, comfortable, well-fitting, easy to keep clean, and does not interfere with your breathing. Those requirements will be met by a night guard we create for you, since it is custom-made just for your teeth, so it will fit your mouth.

Stock, or Ready-Made: This over-the-counter night guard is the most economical option, but is rarely recommended by dentists. Since these mouth guards are bought pre-formed, they are often ill-fitting and bulky and can make talking and breathing more difficult.

Mouth adapted, or “Boil and Bite”: While still not ideal as a long-term solution as it can sometimes cause changes in the bite, this type of mouth guard is a step above the preformed ones. Here, you heat the guard to soften it, then bite into the guard to adapt the shape to your mouth. Here’s what we’ve found before when searching for over-the-counter night guard options:

Also, check out this video. This helps to show the damage grinding/clenching can do to your teeth.

Custom-Made: Naturally, something crafted to the exact specifications of your teeth and bite is going to offer you the best protection. At our office in Chicago mouth guards come in two varieties: a soft occlusal guard for lower teeth, made on-site, and a hard upper guard produced in collaboration with a local lab. Each type of night guard involves the same simple, two-step process. We first bring you in for a set of impressions so we know exactly what we need to fabricate. Impressions for mouth guards are quick and easy, taking only about 15 minutes to accomplish. We then bring you back in a week to a week and a half to pick up your appliance, make sure everything fits, and deliver any additional instructions needed. Simple as pie!

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Discover the Benefits of Night Guards

Want To Learn More? Call Us Today!

To schedule a consultation and to learn more about night guards Chicago patients can call our helpful team at Strobel Dentistry at (312) 726-3135.

Or, you can fill out the form on our contact page, and our office will assist you with setting up your appointment.

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