Treatment for conditions such as teeth grinding, jaw joint problems and headaches. The splint is a plastic mold that puts the teeth in the right place, which can reduce or eliminate discomfort.
Bite rails can be individually fitted by a dentist and should be worn at night. This helps to protect teeth from damage caused by teeth grinding or heavy pressure from the jaw joints. Bite splints can also help treat and prevent different types of jaw problems, such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).
It is important to wear the bite guard regularly for it to be effective, although it may take time to get used to wearing it. Treatment can be lengthy, but the results are usually long-lasting. If you have problems with teeth grinding, jaw joint problems or headaches, it may be worth trying a bite guard.