What is an oral appliance?
An oral appliance is a device which fits over your teeth and supports your jaw in a forward position to keep your airway open. A custom-fit oral appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your overall health.
A sports mouth guard is another type of oral appliance to prevent injury to teeth, gums and jaw. A mouth guard helps cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw.
There are many types of oral appliances including: Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD), Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS), Mandibular Repositioning Appliances (MRA), or Tongue Retaining Devices (TRD), Bite Plates, Positioners, etc.
Did you know that 50 - 65% of dental patients use an oral appliance to improve their health?