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.
Depends on situation. Orthodontic appliances move teeth. Prosthodontic appliances restores missing teeth. Bruxisim appliance to protect teeth and treat symptoms of tmj.
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.
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, . .
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.
Ultrsonic cleaner. Ultrasonic cleaners are very effective especially when used in conjunction with antimicrobial mouthwash.
Elbow grease. The most effective way is good old fashioned elbow grease. Scrub it with a toothbrush and tooth paste. There are several types of fizzy tablets on the market which are also helpful. Try to avoid things with alcohol (mouthwash) as this can degrade some types of plastic.
DA duties. The laws regarding what dental auxiliaries can and cannot do varies from state to state and is constantly changing. You can contact the state education professional licensing department in your state to know for sure what is legal and what is not.