One of our goals is to provide the most conservative treatment possible in every situation. Oral appliances offer simple, non-invasive care for a variety of conditions. Regardless of the application, every appliance we prescribe is custom-crafted for you with excellent fit and function.
Appliances designed on models of your teeth can be used to fit on either upper or lower teeth, or on both at the same time. Whether we are treating night-time sleep grinding, diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, bite problems, or jaw joint disorders, appliance therapy may benefit you and help reduce tooth wear, eliminate pain, and restore a healthy dental system. Drs. Cohen and Patel employ a variety of innovative designs depending on treatment goals and your preferences.
We are concerned about the overall health of our patients, including sleep and breathing. Many people suffer needlessly from dangerous sleep disruptive disorders that keep them from getting enough oxygen at night. The risk of a heart attack is 23 times more likely than average with a sleep disorder, and 92% of stroke victims live unknowingly with apnea before an attack.
Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies and can withstand a tremendous amount of force. Damage can still occur to this highly mineralized surface, especially when grinding forces start to wear it away. A habit of nighttime clenching or grinding will harm teeth, muscles, and jaw joints over time. Protecting against abrasive forces is critical in these cases.