Night Guard Specialist

Kay & Morris Orthodontics -  - Orthodontist

Kay & Morris Orthodontics

Orthodontists located in Montgomery, IL & Sandwich, IL

If your teeth are chipped or cracked because of constant teeth clenching or grinding, a night guard can help. At Kay & Morris Orthodontics in Montgomery and Sandwich, Illinois, and serving the nearby areas of Aurora, Oswego, and Yorkville, C. Neil Kay, BDS, MS, and Ryan Morris, DDS, MS, offer custom-fit night guards that protect your teeth and keep your jaw relaxed while you sleep. To get a custom-fit night guard, request a consultation online or by calling the office of Kay & Morris Orthodontics nearest you today.

Night Guard Q&A


What are night guards?

Night guards are dental devices that protect your teeth from grinding and clenching while you sleep.  

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a common condition that can ultimately destroy your teeth. However, many people with the condition don’t realize they grind their teeth unless their partner tells them or when they begin to experience damage to their teeth or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.

Night guards fit over your teeth to absorb the impact clenching and grinding has on your teeth, including wearing away your enamel. The device also helps relieve the tension you hold in your jaw muscles during the night to prevent pain and misalignments in your jaw.

Why should I choose a night guard from an orthodontist?

While there are a variety of night guards sold over the counter, they may not be as effective as the ones Kay & Morris Orthodontics provides.

Dr. Kay and Dr. Morris offer custom-fit night guards to ensure an accurate fit, so your teeth are fully protected. They make a mold of your mouth and send the mold to a dental lab that creates your night guard.

Your new night guard is made of a durable, flexible material that cushions your teeth and fits comfortably in your mouth.

How long do I need to wear a night guard?

Ideally, you should wear your night guard every night, placing it over your teeth before you fall asleep. You can also wear it during the day around the house if you have issues with clenching your teeth in the daytime.

The night guard is easy to wear and maintain. You should clean your night guard after each use with a soft toothbrush to remove bacteria and other debris. Dr. Morris and Dr. Kay can also recommend other ways to keep your night guard clean and fresh.

Over time, you might need to replace your night guard. If grinding your teeth at night damages the materials of the guard, Dr. Morris and Dr. Kay can evaluate the condition of your night guard and take a new mold of your mouth to create a new guard.

It’s also important that you keep your night guard away from pets and keep it in a container when you’re not using it, so you don’t lose or damage it.

To find out how your teeth can benefit from a night guard, call the office of Kay & Morris Orthodontics nearest you or request an appointment online today.

are night guards?

Night guards are dental devices that protect your teeth from grinding and clenching while you sleep.  

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a common condition that can ultimately destroy your teeth. However, many people with the condition don’t realize they grind their teeth unless their partner tells them or when they begin to experience damage to their teeth or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.

Night guards fit over your teeth to absorb the impact clenching and grinding has on your teeth, including wearing away your enamel. The device also helps relieve the tension you hold in your jaw muscles during the night to prevent pain and misalignments in your jaw.

Why should I choose a night guard from an orthodontist?

While there are a variety of night guards sold over the counter, they may not be as effective as the ones Kay & Morris Orthodontics provides.

Dr. Kay and Dr. Morris offer custom-fit night guards to ensure an accurate fit, so your teeth are fully protected. They make a mold of your mouth and send the mold to a dental lab that creates your night guard.

Your new night guard is made of a durable, flexible material that cushions your teeth and fits comfortably in your mouth.

How long do I need to wear a night guard?

Ideally, you should wear your night guard every night, placing it over your teeth before you fall asleep. You can also wear it during the day around the house if you have issues with clenching your teeth in the daytime.

The night guard is easy to wear and maintain. You should clean your night guard after each use with a soft toothbrush to remove bacteria and other debris. Dr. Morris and Dr. Kay can also recommend other ways to keep your night guard clean and fresh.

Over time, you might need to replace your night guard. If grinding your teeth at night damages the materials of the guard, Dr. Morris and Dr. Kay can evaluate the condition of your night guard and take a new mold of your mouth to create a new guard.

It’s also important that you keep your night guard away from pets and keep it in a container when you’re not using it, so you don’t lose or damage it.

To find out how your teeth can benefit from a night guard, call the office of Kay & Morris Orthodontics nearest you or book an appointment online today.