It was of paramount importance to us when we set out to create a new night guard that it would go beyond anything else available in terms of fit, comfort and protection.
To do that, we partnered with Dr. Dan Brett to apply his 35+ years of dental experience to help us design our new Grind Guard.
Before agreeing to move forward, Dr. Dan insisted that we use only the latest technology to achieve the perfect fit and easy wearability our customers desire.
We Quickly Agreed!
Utilizing the finest dental materials and the most advanced 3D Scanning/Printing technologies, we are now able to handcraft an amazing, Self-Equilibrating Night Guard for those of us who Grind, Clench, Clack and Gnaw at night.
Sure Self-Equilibrating is a strange long word but what it means, in a nutshell, is that the guard balances out your bite to provide the fit, finish, protection and comfort that was simply not available prior to this development.
If you suffer from Bruxism and have tried every type of night guard without success, you will love our new Ultra Comfortable Grind Guard.
Grinding, clenching, clacking and gnawing your teeth at night (or during the day) are all possible manifestations of Bruxism. Bruxism is defined by the American Dental Association as: The parafunctional (other then normal function) grinding of the teeth. More clearly defined by the Mayo Clinc, Bruxism (BRUK-siz-um) is a condition in which you grind, gnaw or clench your teeth.
If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth together during the day (awake Bruxism), or clench or grind them at night (sleep bruxism). Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth (brux) during sleep are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as snoring and pauses in breathing (sleep apnea).
Aside from wearing your teeth down, bruxism suffers often wake up in the morning with pain in their jaw and headaches as a result of the pressure they are exerting on the surfaces of their teeth. These issues can also present themselves if you are a daytime bruxer and find yourself clenching or grinding at the computer or while driving your car.
Most often your dentist will notice a pattern of wear (attrition) in your teeth due to the forces exerted during the tooth to tooth grind. Minimally, this change to the occlusal surface (where the upper and lower teeth meet) may cause your teeth to become more susceptible to decay and may even cause the jaw to misalign and become painful.
Causes of Bruxism are unclear but there seems to be a relationship with stress.
Also a possible cause of bruxism is the side effect of prescribed medications and recreational drugs. It is thought that as many as 31% of adults suffer from bruxing.
In short, if your dentist has indicated you are grinding, clenching, clacking or gnawing your teeth and wearing them down in the process, they have likely suggested wearing a night guard (occlusal splint) while sleeping or an ultra thin guard during the day. The choice of which type of night guard, soft, hard or hybrid is generally dependent upon the severity of your bruxism. Impact Night Guards offers six types of guards that fit perfectly.