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How Much Does a Dental Splint Cost in Perth?

If you suffer with jaw problems, whether it’s TMJ/TMD, Bruxism, or anything else for that matter, as well as affecting the jaw and mouth, you’ll likely also find that it is your teeth that suffer too.

Bruxism or excessive teeth grinding, can cause headaches, damaged teeth, jaw pain, pain in the mouth, and various other oral issues. The good news is that it can be treated and avoided with a dental splint.

But what exactly is a dental splint, why do you need one, are they all the same, and perhaps most importantly, how much does a dental splint cost in Perth? These questions, and any others you may have, will be answered for you shortly.

What is a dental splint?

Dental splints are specially designed custom-made oral devices that are used to treat a wide range of aesthetic and orthodontic issues affecting the teeth and jaw.

Dental splints are custom made oral devices usually made from durable plastic materials that happen to be transparent for added aesthetics.

These devices are clear, subtle, and removable and as they’re custom made for each patient, they shape and mould themselves perfectly to the teeth and mouth of each patient.

Dental splints are generally designed to help prevent teeth grinding, though they can also align the teeth, fix bite issues such as an overbite, and they can even be used to whiten the teeth and give them a more aesthetic appearance.

Types of dental splints

Because dental splints can be used to treat a wide range of different orthodontic issues, there are a number of different types of dental splint out there to chosen from, including:

Occlusal splints

Occlusal splints are commonly used to treat bruxism (teeth grinding) and other jaw-related issues such as TMJ.

These splints are commonly used at night and are either made from durable plastic or resin. The primary function of these splints is to separate the teeth and prevent grinding. Because of this, they’re thicker than some of the other splints out there.

Anti-snoring dental splints

Though less common, anti-snoring splints are designed to be worn at night to help prevent people from snoring excessively. They achieve this by moving the jaw a few millimetres forwards.

Retention splints

Retention splints are sometimes known as nightguards, or retainers.

These splints are used to help keep the teeth aligned and symmetrical. Teeth naturally move over the years, and wearing a retention splint helps keep them straight and aligned in the mouth.

How much does a dental splint cost in Perth?

Of course, in terms of price, it depends on which type of retainer you go with, and which orthodontist or dental practice.

To give you a rough idea of how much a dental splint costs in Perth, however, prices start from just $399.00, making them very affordable indeed.

Why do you need a dental splint?

There are numerous reasons why people may require a dental splint. Some of the main reasons why people need dental splints include the following:

  • To prevent bruxism and jaw clenching
  • To align and straighten the teeth
  • To help whiten the teeth
  • To fix bite issues
  • To help prevent excessive snoring
  • To protect the teeth and gums

Health insurance rebate

It’s rare that we get something for free in this world, but this could be one of those rare instances where you can.

Did you know that right now, you can claim up to 100% of the cost of your retainers and related treatments right on the spot!

Book your dental splint impression today

If you suffer with bruxism, misaligned teeth, excessive snoring, or any of the other dental issues we covered above, you might very well need a dental splint.

Dental Armour Perth offers a wide range of dental splints, retainers, mouthguards, nightguards, and much more besides, all for affordable prices and all designed with specific dental benefits in mind.

To help you find the perfect dental splint and to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, get in touch with the friendly team at Dental Armour today!