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What are dental appliances used for?

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Dr. Lon Kessler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many Uses

There are many dental appliances with different uses depending on your dental need.
I will give you some examples. Night Guards and Day Guards are used to help with bruxing or tooth grinding, retainers are used to maintain tooth position after orthodontics and Oral Sleep Appliances are used to treat sleep apnea and snoring.

In brief: Many Uses

There are many dental appliances with different uses depending on your dental need.
I will give you some examples. Night Guards and Day Guards are used to help with bruxing or tooth grinding, retainers are used to maintain tooth position after orthodontics and Oral Sleep Appliances are used to treat sleep apnea and snoring.
Dr. Lon Kessler
Dr. Lon Kessler
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on situation

Orthodontic appliances move teeth.
Prosthodontic appliances restores missing teeth. Bruxisim appliance to protect teeth and treat symptoms of tmj.

In brief: Depends on situation

Orthodontic appliances move teeth.
Prosthodontic appliances restores missing teeth. Bruxisim appliance to protect teeth and treat symptoms of tmj.
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Sleep apnea appliances bring the lower jaw forward to open the airway
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Appliances

Term refers to just about anything a Dentist fabricates for your dental health other that restorations.
For example braces, aligners, retainers, functional appliances, expanders, head gear, bite splints, bite turbos, night guards, anti-snore alliances, and the list goes on. If your Dentist or Specialist has spoken to you about appliance therapy, ask for a more specific personalized description.

In brief: Appliances

Term refers to just about anything a Dentist fabricates for your dental health other that restorations.
For example braces, aligners, retainers, functional appliances, expanders, head gear, bite splints, bite turbos, night guards, anti-snore alliances, and the list goes on. If your Dentist or Specialist has spoken to you about appliance therapy, ask for a more specific personalized description.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Felicia Mata
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It also opens

The vertical relationship of the upper and lower jaw and improves the airway specially for people who suffers from sleep apnea , e.
g., somnomed, ..

In brief: It also opens

The vertical relationship of the upper and lower jaw and improves the airway specially for people who suffers from sleep apnea , e.
g., somnomed, ..
Dr. Felicia Mata
Dr. Felicia Mata
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Dr. Diane Stacey
Dentistry

In brief: Dental appliances

There are a plethora of dental appliances.
You need to know the problem to subscribe the proper appliance, such as TMJ appliances, snoring appliances, retainer appliances, tooth moving appliances etc.

In brief: Dental appliances

There are a plethora of dental appliances.
You need to know the problem to subscribe the proper appliance, such as TMJ appliances, snoring appliances, retainer appliances, tooth moving appliances etc.
Dr. Diane Stacey
Dr. Diane Stacey
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