Splints & Guards Custom-Made Just for You
If you play sports, snore, or are a repetitive teeth clencher and grinder, then at Queen & Albert, we have some solutions for you. Oral appliances such as mouth splints and guards are used to treat several conditions, and they are a great solution providing gradual improvement or instantaneous protection.
At Queen & Albert, we offer three main types of mouth guards:
Custom-Made Sports Mouth Guards
In Australia, most cases of tooth injury occur during sport and can result in lengthy and expensive oral restorative treatment. Injuries such as chipped, broken or knocked-out teeth can be avoided or minimised by wearing a custom-made mouth guard while playing contact sport.
Aren’t all Mouth Guards made the same?
Contrary to what the sporting stores advertise, no! There is a significant difference between over-the-counter mouth guards compared to your very own custom-designed dental mouth guard. Why? Because our sports mouth guards are engineered to accommodate your unique bite and individual needs. So next time you consider buying an over-the-counter mouth guard, book a consultation with us at Queen & Albert.
Around 40% of the Australian adult population suffers from snoring. And that statistic doesn’t include loved ones who have to listen to it! At Queen & Albert, we understand that excessive snoring not only places pressure on personal relationships but can also lead to serious health implications such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). So we recommend a snore guard so everyone can have a good night’s sleep.
How do Snore Guards work?
At Queen & Albert, we will happily provide custom-designed snore guards that work by opening the airway passage at the back of the throat, thus preventing the jaw from dropping back during sleep and obstructing the airway. This oral appliance therapy can be used to minimise and eliminate snoring. It’s an easy and cost-effective solution to improve sleep for the whole family.
Splints and Night Guards
A night guard or bite splint can prevent the damage caused by bruxism, that is, habitual grinding of the teeth during sleep. It is a subconscious condition you may not be aware of. So, during your regular oral examinations, one of our team members can check for excess and uneven tooth wear.
What are the Guards made of?
At Queen & Albert, we make custom-fit night guards and bite splints from high quality acrylic, which are worn to absorb the force of clenching and grinding. Your newly fitted guard then protects your teeth from further damage and can additionally relieve the soreness in your jaw joints and chewing muscles caused by continual strain while sleeping.
Custom-made all the Way!
To offer you a higher level of protection, including the comfortable mouth feel that only custom mouth guards can offer you, we recommend discussing the sport you play. Then, we will craft a mouth guard to fit your specific requirements. And for those affected by teeth grinding and snoring, our friendly and experienced team will assess your snore or bite guard needs in a consultation, endeavouring to make a plan that works for you. If you can’t tolerate impressions for your custom-made guard, then at Queen & Albert we can do 3D scanning, that way your consultation can be pretty quick, with no mess or gaggy material. Ask us how!