Hard Guards

While the majority of our patients who clench or grind their teeth use our in-office-made “soft-guards”, there are times where a laboratory-made hard nightguard is a better choice. 

For patients that would be wearing a removable retainer at night, a hard guard will act as both retainer and prevent grinding. If patients wear an Invisalign retainer, and find that it is cracking, that is a sign that a hard nightguard is needed. Hard nightguards are also used in patients with a history of periodontal disease, as the guard provides stability to teeth that have lost bone or are loose.