Oral Appliance Therapy
The consequences of conditions such as sleep apnea, bruxism, and TMJ disorder can be incredibly painful and affect your everyday life.
Drs. Alex Wong and Vanessa Lee provide an easy, non-invasive solution to eliminate disruptive side-effects with oral appliance therapy.
Learn more about the oral appliance treatment plans at our Coquitlam, BC, practice...
Simple Treatment for Better Health
Oral appliances therapy is a convenient way to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), bruxism, and more, without making any major changes to your lifestyle. The appliances are lightweight, compact, and easy to take with you when you travel.
Comfortable to Use
While some sleep apnea therapies are notoriously unpleasant to use, oral appliances are unobtrusive and comfortable. Sleep apnea oral appliances are custom-made and can open your airway without the noise and hassle of a CPAP.
Treatment for bruxism and obstructive sleep apnea can have a profound impact on your life, relieving headaches, snoring, and jaw pain while promoting a peaceful night's sleep. Oral appliance therapy can give patients a healthier smile, more energy, and better quality of life.
Why Choose Vitacare Dental Centre? We Make Patients Feel Comfortable And Valued...
I had such an amazing experience at Vita care dental. The staff were Extremely nice from the receptionist Ava, manager Vessi, hygienist Marisa and Dr Wong. I would highly recommend everyone to come here. Best dental experience I’ve had in a very long time time. Thank you to everyone at Vita Care.View On Google
I had a lot of anxiety around going to the dentist, and after carefully researching for a new local office to attend, I stumbled upon Vitacare and now I can't stop recommending them to friends and family! Never in my life did I think a time would come when I would feel neutral - never mind, happy - about going to the dentist, but I do! Dr. Lee has been lovely in every way and all of the support staff have been so great! 10/10, would recommend.View On Google
A Versatile Solution
Problems with the temporomandibular joints (TMJs), the joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull, can be incredibly painful and disrupt your day-to-day life. Signs of TMJ disorder include headaches, teeth grinding, and a clicking sound when you open and close your mouth. If you notice symptoms of TMJ disorder, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible to protect your oral health. Our dentists can provide you with a mouthguard to reduce the grinding and clenching of the jaw, and alleviate painful side effects of the disorder.
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Similar to oral appliance therapy for TMJ disorder, a mouthguard can help prevent dental problems caused by bruxism. Bruxism is a condition in which patients grind their teeth, which can result in jaw pain, headaches, and excessive wear on the crowns of your teeth. Our custom-made mouthguards can protect your smile from permanent damage and save you the time and expense of needing costly restorative dentistry.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a very serious sleep disorder in which a person's normal breathing pattern is frequently interrupted. Although CPAP is one the most common treatments, dental appliances are becoming increasingly popular to treat mild to moderate symptoms of sleep apnea. The appliance is designed to push the jaw forward and open the airway so patients can inhale and exhale normally throughout the night. An oral appliance can be an effective alternative for patients who struggle with CPAP, helping to reduce snoring and increase your quality of deep rest.
Patients who participate in contact sports should take special care to protect their teeth from injury. While you may own a generic over-the-counter mouthguard, these often slip out of place and provide inadequate protection. On the other hand, our custom oral appliances are designed to fit precisely and are made from the materials most suitable for your needs. Custom sports mouthguards not only keep your teeth safe, but they also prevent injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks, and gums.