Night Guards (also called an occlusal splint) are made of clear plastic, and fits over the biting surface of the teeth of one jaw so that you bite against the splint rather than your teeth. This can help your jaw joints and muscles to relax. Depending on your situation, your dentist may tell you to wear a splint 24 hours a day, only at night, or for some length of time in between.
Sports Guards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist’s instructions. First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and a sports guard is then molded over the model using a special material. Due to the use of the special material and because of the extra time and work involved, this custom-made sports guard provides the most comfort and protection.