Dental Tips Blog

Oct
18

Why a Night Guard Is Worth the Investment

Posted in Mouth Guards

A guard to prevent bruxing (grinding or clenching) in your sleep can cost up to $500 out of pocket, depending on the type you choose.

If your insurance does cover the cost of a nightguard, it’s likely to apply only once in your lifetime. If you need a nightguard one time, you may need more since one won’t last you forever. Those future appliances will have to be paid for out of pocket.

With so many generic one-size-fits-all mouthguards on the market, is it really worth investing in a professionally made mouth splint?

The Right Fit for Your Bite

Professional mouthguards are designed to fit unique needs like a cross-bite or crooked teeth. Generic guards may not be so comfortably accommodating.

Get Personalized Night Guard Adjustments

If you go with send-away or boil-and-bite mouthguard varieties, then you may not get much help if something doesn’t fit right.

It’s really worth the added cost to have your nightguard made by someone you can visit personally for adjustments.

Your Dental Work Is a Bigger Investment

A night guard isn’t just something you buy because all the cool kids are getting one. It’s an expensive appliance because it has a big role to play. A bruxism guard protects your teeth from biting and grinding forces and it also preserves any existing costly dental work you may have already invested in.

You’d hate to see hundreds or even thousands of dollars’ worth of crowns, fillings, and veneers go to waste because of your bruxism habit! If you want your dental restorations to last as long as possible, then a quality night guard is worth every penny.

For help in affording a high-quality and reasonably-priced night guard, ask your dentist about a financing plan.

Posted on behalf of:
Gwinnett Family Dental Care
3455 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 921-1115

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