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Monument Family Dentistry | Orthodontic in Richmond

Monument Family Dentistry

Dr. Arden M. Sterling

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

804.359.3449

Orthodontics/Appliances

 

Invisalign

Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes is the new part. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.

Night Guards

Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse's sleep if loud enough.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 5 years or longer.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Dental devices to move the lower jaw forward are an effective way of reducing the sounds made by snoring at night.

Sleep Apnea is a more destructive disruption in your ability to rest at night. We work in conjunction with a sleep physician study to see if a dental device is appropriate for your type of obstructive sleep apnea.

 
 
 
Richmond Dentist | Orthodontic. Arden Sterling is a Richmond Dentist.

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