Occlusal Guards offer general protection to teeth due to day or night grinding of teeth especially where there is evidence of enamel infractions.
An occlusal splint is a guard that fits over your teeth and protects them from damage due to grinding or clenching. The splint is worn at the times you are most likely to grind or clench your teeth.
An NTI Splint, or NTI-tss device, is a tiny, clear-plastic device that fits over your top two front teeth that can be created in just one office visit. The NTI-tss device is only worn at night while you sleep. It makes clenching virtually impossible. In a few days or weeks, your clenching reflex is suppressed. Morning headache pain, neck pain, sore jaw and other related pain associated with involuntary intense clenching usually begins to resolve and disappear. For more information you may also visit www.HeadachePrevention.com.
Night Guards are plastic mouthpieces used to help prevent damage from grinding your teeth at night.