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Occlusal Adjustment / Night guards

Why? An occlusal adjustment helps to redirect the teeth in where they are hitting each other while eating and talking, thus putting less stress on certain areas in the mouth. With the use of a night guard, it helps to maintain this occlusion.

How? Small adjustments are made to the enamel of the teeth by using colored paper to mark areas that are being hit too hard when biting down. This procedure is minor and does not require the use of Novacain. Then, an acrylic night guard can be made by doing alginate impressions of the upper and lower teeth, and doing a bite registration. We make a model replica of your teeth with those impressions and send it to the lab. You get your night guard in 2-4 weeks.