Removable orthotic

A reminder of the instructions and tips given to you at the beginning of the treatment

  • You must wear your device only the way it was instructed. It is especially important for you to wear the device when accomplishing a task that requires a lot of concentration, like driving or exercising. These are the times you’re most likely grind your teeth
  • Your speech will be affected, especially when pronouncing the letters “F” and “S.” Try reading aloud to improve your elocution. You’ll adapt to this in about a week
  • You may feel some pain in your teeth and jaw during the first two or three days – this is normal. Take some Tylenol or Advil if needed. The pain shouldn’t persist for more than three days. If it does, call us for an adjustment
  • When not wearing your device, keep it in its case. It’s easy to lose it
  • We are not responsible for lost or broken devices. Never leave your device on a counter because cats and dogs are attracted to them. You’ll have to cover the cost of repairing or making a new device
  • Insert and remove the device as shown. Don’t bite down on it to insert it and don’t play with it – this could damage it
  • Remove the device before eating, or eat with it if we suggest to do so, and brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before putting the device back in
  • Never chew gum or eat gummy candy or hard foods when wearing the device
  • Call us if you begin experiencing one of the following symptoms: snoring, insomnia, breathing issues at night (sleep apnea), fatigue during the day, jaw pain, headaches, or pain in one or several teeth lasting several days
  • You’ll need to see the dentist every six months (or as suggested by the dentist) for a check-up and adjustment, or more frequently if instructed.

If you have any questions, please call us. We’ll be happy to help!