At Village Lane Dental Centre in Okotoks, our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What are Dental Appliances?
Good oral health requires more than just brushing and flossing. For those of us who play sports, who clench or grind our teeth or who snore, dental appliances help preserve and protect our oral structures, and the health of our whole bodies.
Dental appliances offered at Village Lane Dental Centre – such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices – are used to help improve and protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can disturb your sleep and negatively impact your overall health and wellbeing.
When you snore, your relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up so they can breathe.
At Village Lane Dental Centre, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your airflow and breathing, preventing you from waking up throughout the night.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
We offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth and protect them from damage.
If you get hit in the mouth during a sports activity, mouth guards provide a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to protect your smile.
If you grind your teeth during sleep, mouth guards will help protect your teeth from damage. If you clench your jaw, mouth guards will also help prevent you from clenching and provide some pain relief.