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Dental Appliances in Saint John

Dental appliances are permanent or temporary devices used as part of a treatment plan to repair or protect the teeth. While some appliances, such as crowns, are permanent dental solutions, others, including mouth guards, dentures and retainers, are removable and may be used temporarily.


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Night Guards

Bruxism or teeth grinding is a common problem that can affect both adults and children. Over time, the excessive grinding can cause damage to the teeth, resulting in chips, cracks and jaw pain. If you grind your teeth at night, you may want to consider wearing a night guard to protect your teeth from damage.


After having orthodontic treatment, it’s essential to wear a retainer to keep the teeth in place. Most retainers are designed to only be worn at night, with plastic aligner trays commonly used to keep the teeth in alignment after Invisalign treatment has ended.

little girl smiling after dental checkup
little girl smiling after dental checkup

Sports Mouth Guards

Children and adults who engage in sports, particularly contact sports, should wear sports mouth guards during play to protect their teeth. While boil and bite mouth guards offer some protection, custom-made guards designed specifically for your mouth fit better and offer improved comfort.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

While snoring can affect your sleeping partner, it also affects your health too. Dental appliances or a mouth guard are often helpful to resolve breathing problems that occur when the muscles in the mouth relax too much, affecting your regular breathing.

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TMD/TMJ appliances

If you are suffering from pain and discomfort as a result of a temporomandibular joint disorder, you may benefit from visiting your dentist for TMJ treatment. Treatment can vary from person to person, but typical treatments include medication, jaw surgery, and custom mouth guards.

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