Pro Teeth Guard provides high quality, custom dental night guards for teeth grinding and clenching.
Their night guards are made in a professional dental laboratory in San Diego, California. This same dental lab also makes night guards and dental restorations for many dentists in that area.
Other dental restorations, including crowns, dentures, bridges, and inlays/onlays, are made in this dental lab. This ensures the night guards are created with the highest quality materials and provide a long-term, comfortable fit.
A variety of factors can cause teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. The most common include anxiety, antidepressant medications, stimulant drugs, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, and genetics.
Bruxism affects more than half of American adults. Most people grind their teeth at night, while others grind their teeth during the day. If you experience any of these symptoms, in addition to teeth grinding/clenching, you may have bruxism:
“Bruxers” have a higher chance of developing temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). This is a condition that causes pain in the jaw and the surrounding muscles that control jaw movement. If you have a TMJ disorder or symptoms of TMJ, Pro Teeth Guard does NOT recommend ordering a night guard online. Please consult your dentist directly.
There are a few benefits to buying a night guard online versus from your dentist:
You can save hundreds of dollars by ordering a night guard from Pro Teeth Guard. Night guards from your dentist can cost $400 to $800. Pro Teeth Guard provides custom-made night guards for $200 or less.
The main difference between ordering your night guard online versus at your dentist's is the impression. At Pro Teeth Guard, you have to take the impression yourself and send it back to them. If you get a night guard from your dentist, they will take the impressions of your teeth.
Pro Teeth Guard sells four different types of night guards for teeth grinding:
Total cost: $179.99
The hybrid night guard by Pro Teeth Guard is made for moderate grinding. It is made of 2mm thick dual-laminate.
Replace every 1 to 3 years.
Total cost: $159.99
The soft night guard by Pro Teeth Guard is made for light teeth grinders.
Replace every 6 months to 2 years.
Total cost: $199.99
The hard night guard by Pro Teeth Guard is made for heavy teeth grinders.
Replace every 2 to 5 years.
Total cost: $169.99
The ultra-thin daytime guard by Pro Teeth Guard is made for daytime teeth grinders.
Replace every 6 months to 2 years.
The first step is to visit the Pro Teeth Guard website and choose whether you want a soft, hard, hybrid, or daytime night guard. You will also pick either an upper or lower night guard.
Then, you will order an impression kit. The home kit includes an impression tray, putty material, and easy to follow teeth impression instructions.
After you take the teeth impressions, you will send them back to Pro Teeth Guard using the prepaid return envelope. Shipping and handling are free.
The impressions are sent to a professional dental lab (where your custom-fitted night guard is made). You will also receive a plastic carrying case for the mouth guard.
If you are not satisfied with your night guard for any reason, you can request a full refund within 60 days. Pro Teeth Guard offers a 110% refund, which includes what you paid for PLUS an additional 10% of the purchase price (after discounts and excluding taxes + shipping). They also offer free adjustments until you get the perfect fit.
If you grind through or break your mouthguard within the warranty period, Pro Teeth Guard will replace it for free. The ultra-thin daytime guard is covered under a six-month warranty. The hard, soft, and hybrid night guards are covered under a one-year warranty.
Pro Teeth Guard does not deal directly with insurance providers. However, you may still be able to get night guard coverage if you have dental insurance.
Pro Teeth Guard can provide you with an itemized receipt, which can be used as a reimbursement for part of your dental guard. You must reach out to your insurance or HSA/FSA provider separately to see if you qualify.
To ensure your custom mouth guard lasts a long time, you should:
Do not clean your night guard with any denture cleaner that contains alcohol.
You will only need an upper or lower night guard to protect your teeth from damage. Many dentists recommend an upper night guard because they do not fall out as easily as lower night guards. However, lower night guards are typically more comfortable. They are also easier to adapt to than upper night guards.
A bruxism night guard from Pro Teeth Guard can last between 1 and 5 years with proper care and daily cleaning. How long a night guard will last also depends on whether you are a light, moderate, or heavy teeth grinder.
You should wear your bruxism night guard every night to help prevent tooth damage, sensitivity, broken/chipped teeth, and jaw pain.
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