How does it fit?

by Mark Kornheiser
(California)

I don't see anything about how your smartguard is fitted.

Do you mold it? Is it worn on the upper teeth? Is it thin and out of the way of the tongue? If not molded, I wonder how secure it is, can it move around in the mouth at night?

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How the SmartGuard fits and works
by: Dr. Spainhower

Hello Mark,

Good job at taking the time to write.

First of all, I'd like to Welcome you on my site. I'll get to answer your questions shortly.

As I was developing the SmartGuard, I tested each of the guards in my review. The weaknesses that were present in them helped me design a guard to remedy those weaknesses. I wore those other guards for 3 months and on and off after that.

The result is the SmartGuard which is very close to what I recommend to my patients in my private dental office. The SmartGuard is an Anterior Deprogramming splint...that fits over the front upper 6-8 teeth. It is molded with Hot water. It is very different looking to what people expect. But, that's why it works, it's not like the other designs in the stores which actually promote clenching.

The SmartGuard shuts down the body's ability to clench about 70%. To test this...right now as you read this, put your palms of your hands on the sides of your face/jaw, back a bit just in front of your ears. Now bite hard on your back teeth.

Did you feel your jaw muscles contract? good.

Now, keep your hands in the same location, on the side of your face, back a bit just in front of your ears. Now, move your lower jaw forward and bite your front teeth together (end to end). You should feel very little of your muscles contracting. That's how the SmartGuard works...by giving your jaw muscles the inability to clench as much as you normally can.

Anyway, this is more info that I normally give, but please ask any other questions you have. I just put up a discount on the SmartGuard today ($10.00), so it's a great time to purchase.

Let me know if I can answer any other questions.

Sincerely,

Dr. Spainhower

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