A few months ago, for my semi-annual checkup at the dentist, my hygienist noticed that I had some ridges on the top of my teeth. As my dentist examined my teeth, he realized that when I shifted my bottom teeth and top teeth in the opposite direction, the ridges on the top of my teeth perfectly aligned with the bottom of my teeth. I was instantly diagnosed as a night time teeth grinder. My dentist offered to make me a custom fit mouth guard through a simple process. He would mold the mouth guard to my teeth shape. Sounded like a great idea until I heard it was going to cost about $200. I understood the severity of my night time teeth grinding and did not want to have anymore excessive noticeable ridges on my teeth but I figured I would shop around for non custom made mouth guards before I made the large purchase.
Archtek Grind Night Guard is the third mouth guard that I have tried and I am pretty satisfied with it. I have tried both hard plastic mouth guards and flimsy gel guards. The Archtek night guard is a perfect combination of support and gel that I feel most comfortable in. The Archtek night guard also lets you create a custom mouth guard for your teeth. Just bring hot water to a boil, dip the mouth guard in, place it in your mouth and let the gel sit on your teeth, and wallah, a custom mouth guard for your teeth has been created. The Archtek night guard also provided lines on the edges of the guard for a more custom fit so that you can shorten the guard. I liked the flexibility of the mouth guard since people have different shaped mouths and I decided to cut both sides so that it fit comfortably on my teeth. I did not wake up once in the middle of the night due to discomfort and I left the mouth guard in all night, which was not the case for my past counterparts.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
The Archtek Grind Guard ™ has been clinically proven to be as effective as a lab produced acrylic splint for the relief of symptoms associated with the night time grinding of teeth and jaw clenching. Thermoformed dental tray. Protects teeth during sleep. Molds to your teeth for a custom fit. One size fits all. User-friendly front-fitting tab. Patented form-fit technology. Latex and silicone free. Made in USA. Case made in China.