Nightguards and Powersplints

Nightguards and Powerspints in Atlanta GA

Top Suwanee dentist Robert Finkel has been providing comfortable and experienced comprehensive dentistry to patients in the Atlanta area for more than 33 years. In addition to his training in general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Finkel is also uniquely qualified to handle tooth and jaw alignment, having completed hundreds of hours of advanced dental training in the field of Neuromuscular Dentistry, which deals with the nerves, muscles and the correct positioning of the jaw.

Because of his extensive training in Neuromuscular Dentistry, Dr. Finkel is specially trained to provide patients with specialized oral therapy appliances. He routinely prepares two types of precision mouthguards:  Nightguards, which are designed to reduce or eliminate the ill effects caused by teeth grinding or clenching, and “Power” Splint mouthguards, which both protect an athlete’s teeth and increase his or her performance.

Comfortable custom nightguards to treat clenching and grinding

Bruxism is a habit of clenching and grinding the teeth. Clenching means you tightly hold your top and bottom teeth together. Grinding occurs when you slide your teeth back and forth over each other. People who suffer from bruxism may experience the following:

  • Headaches

  • Sore Jaw

  • Wear and breaking of teeth

  • Frequent toothaches

  • Facial pain

  • Worn or fractured tooth enamel

  • Ear ache and Vertigo

  • Insomnia

How do you develop bruxism?

Bruxism can develop at any age, and children as well as adults can have the habit of grinding their teeth. Stressful situations, sleep disorders, abnormal bites and crooked or missing teeth may be responsible.

Dr. Finkel can diagnose bruxism by looking for unusual wear spots on your teeth, and regular dental checkups are important to detect damage in the early stages. We can treat wear on teeth and facial pain that may result from bruxism.

Custom Nightguards are used to relieve grinding symptoms

Custom nightguards Atlanta GA

Custom nightguards from Dr. Finkel are lightweight and comfortable.

Nightguards are helpful for bruxism caused by sleep disorders, crooked or missing teeth or stress. Custom-made to fit your teeth, the Night-guard slips over the upper or lower teeth and prevents contact between them. It helps relieve some of the pressure of grinding or clinching, which can damage jaw joints, muscles and teeth.

Treatment for those with abnormal bite may involve reducing the "high spots" on one or more teeth. For serious cases, Dr. Finkel may suggest reshaping or constructing the bite surfaces as needed.




"Power" splint mouthguards for increased athletic performance

Athletes often use mouthguards to protect their teeth and dental work, but a custom “power” splint from Dr. Finkel, custom designed for you using neuromuscular principles, can have the added benefit of improving your athletic performance.

The power splint is specially designed to improve breathing by allowing the airways to relax. Relaxed breathing puts additional oxygen at the disposal of the athlete, which can lead to increased strength, flexibility and balance.

We can develop a neuromuscular "power" splint for you, which helps increase your athletic performance.

Call us at (770) 212-9691 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.