Best guard for severe overbite
I am on an antidepressant that can cause grinding and clenching. I find myself clenching in the day in addition to whatever might be going on when I sleep. In addition I have been under tremendous stress with an ill family member for a long time.
The amount of pain I have in my jaw, my teeth, and my forehead muscles is pretty compelling 24/7. I have just been "living with it" but finally decided that maybe I should try to help myself.
Your site is so comprehensive I am hopeful.
This is my specific question. I have a huge overbite.if I truly bite all the way down the amount of pressure exerted on my lower front teeth is extreme. I had braces as a kid, but they had to be taken off early because an X-ray showed root resorption and my bite was never fixed.
My mouth is not particularly small nor do I have a high palette.
In addition to the overbite, I have had extractions of my last molar, up and down on the left side of my mouth. I also have RA and occasionally I do have jaw swelling during a flare up.
My goodness , no wonder I am in pain all the time!
My question is, which model of the Smartguard do you think would fit my needs best.?
I have known too may people that pay several hundreds of dollars for custom guards that then just sit on their night table.
I would like to start with yours but want to give myself the best,chance at a good first try.
Maureen (age 60)