The Importance of a Custom-Fit Bite Guard
The advantage of working with Klein Dentistry is that over the years we have learned that the most important thing is patient comfort and patient compliance. Bite guards need to be balanced in the bite so that it’s functional and best supports the bite and teeth.
There are a lot of configurations for bite guards, and each can be shaped differently to get a different result for the patient. At Klein Dentistry, we take the time to understand why we’re creating a bite guard for each individual patient. We understand why we’re building this device and what do we want it to do for the patient.
In general, if you have to bite or clench to keep your bite guard in place, your bite guard doesn’t fit properly. Many people are worried that it feels too tight, and that their teeth will move. Fortunately, that tight feeling is actually a good sign that it fits well to your teeth and that it will stay in while you sleep.
Remember that it will feel a little uncomfortable at first and it could take you up to two weeks to adjust to having it in your mouth. If you stick with it though, pretty soon you won’t even notice it’s there.