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If you or your child have braces and suffer from bruxism or TMJ disorder, you need a quality nighttime bite guard that’s designed to be fit over braces. The CustMbite Nightguard is the best bite guard in this class on the market. If you’re not sure what bruxism and TMJ disorder are, continue reading.
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, clench, or gnash your teeth without realizing you’re doing so. Some people exhibit this behavior when they’re awake, but more often, it happens when you’re sleeping. There are some specific symptoms that indicate you may be experiencing nighttime bruxism.
For one, if you are grinding or clenching your teeth and they make a noise loud enough to wake your sleep partner, you are almost certainly dealing with bruxism. Less obvious signs include teeth that are fractured, flattened, chipped, or even loose with no obvious reason to be in this shape. Another sign is worn tooth enamel that exposes deeper layers of your tooth, again with no obvious reason. If you are experiencing increased tooth pain or sensitivity, you may have bruxism.
There are signs that aren’t limited to the mouth, either. If you awaken with soreness in your jaw, neck, face, or ear with no obvious cause, you may be experiencing nighttime bruxism. The same may be true if you suffer from headaches that start in your temples. If you notice damage from chewing the inside of your cheeks, but are not aware that you are doing so, it may be happening during the night and indicate that you have bruxism.
While doctors don’t entirely understand the causes of bruxism, it does often seem to be related to increased stress, anxiety, anger, tension, or frustration. It can also be related to taking certain kinds of medications. It tends to run in families, so if you have other family members who suffer from the condition, you’re more likely to experience bruxism.
TMJ disorder is generally more serious than bruxism, and in fact, can be caused by excessive bruxism (teeth grinding). Some of the symptoms are similar, such as pain and tenderness in your jaw or face or an unexplainable earache. Other symptoms are more obviously caused by TMJ disorder. The most obvious is a clicking or grating sound when you chew, talk, or yawn. TMJ disorder can also present difficulty or pain while chewing. In more serious cases, the temporomandibular joint being out of alignment (which is TMJ disorder) can cause your jaw to lock and make it difficult to open or close.
If you suffer from either TMJ disorder or bruxism, you may want to see a dentist or a doctor. Almost certainly the first treatment they will suggest is that you begin to wear a bite guard while you are sleeping. It can be extremely difficult to find a bite guard for braces, so, fortunately, you can order a CustMbite Nightguard, which is the best available.
The best bite guard for braces is one that can be molded to fit around your teeth and your braces without harming the orthodontic gear as you put it on or remove it. The CustMbite Nightguard was developed by dental experts to fulfill this important quality as well as many others. Created from our patented VistaMaxx material, our bite guard is soft enough to be comfortable and yet strong enough to prevent your teeth from grinding or clenching at night. Comfort is important because if the bite guard is not comfortable, you’re much less likely to wear it every night. Strength is important — with the right guard, you won’t bite through the nightguard after just a few days or weeks.
The CustMbite Nightguard gives you dentist-quality protection from TMJ disorder and bruxism while safely fitting over your braces. What makes it even more suited to people who wear braces is the fact that you can easily remold it as many times as you need. Each time your teeth shift, you can remold the CustMbite Nightguard rather than purchasing a new one. This saves time, hassle, and money. And each time, it just takes a couple of minutes to custom-fit the bite guard to your teeth.
You can’t go wrong with the CustMbite Nightguard whether you have braces or not. It has been evaluated and cleared by the FDA for your safety. It’s free of harmful PVC, BPA, latex, and phthalates for your protection. It also comes in regular size and petite size in case your child with braces is suffering from TMJ disorder or bruxism. To make it even more fun, you can get the CustMbite Nightguard in your choice of five colors. Order the best bite guard for braces online today and see the difference it makes in alleviating painful symptoms.