One of our goals is to provide the most conservative treatment possible in every situation. Oral appliances offer simple, non-invasive care for a variety of conditions. Regardless of the application, every appliance we prescribe is custom-crafted for you with excellent fit and function.
Appliances designed on models of your teeth can be used to fit on either upper or lower teeth, or on both at the same time. Whether we're treating nighttime sleep grinding, diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, bite problems or jaw joint disorders, appliance therapy may aid our treatment. Drs. Matt & Justine Priess employ a variety of innovative designs depending on treatment goals and your preferences.
Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies and can withstand a tremendous amount of force. But damage can occur to this highly mineralized surface, especially when grinding forces start to wear it away. A habit of nighttime clenching or grinding will harm teeth, muscles, and jaw joints over time. Protecting against abrasive forces is critical in these cases.
At North Harbor Dentistry we believe in leading healthy, active lives which may cause accidents that damage our teeth. To help prevent and protect your teeth, we can easily take an impression to make you a custom mouth guard designed for your active lifestyle. In fact, we take pride in supporting nearby sports teams at Peninsula High School by making them complimentary guards.
Many patients suffer from tempromandibular joint disorder which manifests in many ways. Sometimes patients have problems from the joint itself, however the majority of TMD symptoms are caused by the muscles that allow our jaw to close. By injecting botox into the masseter and frontalis muscle groups we can help to eliminate pain associated with clenching and grinding, and some migraine headache symptoms.