Dentists of Ivanhoe

Occlusal Splints/Nightguard


Do you find yourself waking up with a headache every morning? Or maybe you’ve noticed your teeth are chipped or fractured? If you’re experiencing neck and jaw pain and tightness, you may be grinding or clenching your teeth together while sleeping.

Known as bruxism, this involuntary action can be difficult to self-regulate. Our dentists can prescribe a custom-fitted occlusal splint (also known as a nightguard) to wear before you go to sleep every night. Book your consultation to get your custom fit nightguard and to talk about your options.

What is an occlusal splint?

An occlusal splint is a removable dental application that is designed to help protect your teeth from wear or damage that is caused by subconscious clenching or grinding. Worn only at night while you sleep, it’s an effective way to protect your teeth and jaw. By helping relieve the strain and stress on your jaw joint (known as the temporomandibular joint) you can prevent irreversible damage to your teeth and supporting structures.

After completing a thorough dental check-up, our trained professional dentists will be able to tell you whether you need to consider an occlusal splint. Our nightguards are custom made to fit your teeth, so while it may feel unusual or strange at first, you will adjust to it pretty quickly.


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To arrange a consultation with our dentists in Ivanhoe, or for any enquiries, please call our clinic today.