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Snoring & NTI Devices/Orthodontics
 

 

Here at Steven Tracy we provide an extensive range of treatments to best cater for each individual needs.

The practice also implements Oral appliance Therapy to patients who suffer from obstructive sleep Apnea/ snoring, painful aching jaw, sensitive teeth, stiff neck, tension headaches, morning headaches or grinding at night. See below for recommended devices:

Somnodent (MAS)(Mandibular Advancement Splint): is a custom made device, comprised of upper and lower dental plates with a unique patented fin coupling component, which allows normal mouth opening and closing to combat snoring. The device is worn during sleep to maintain the patency of the upper airway by increasing its dimensions and reducing the airway to be blocked.

The SomnoDent is small enough to fit in the palm of you hand making it easy to carry when travelling. The splint is comfortable and easy to wear and most people find that it only takes one or two nights to get used to it.

Benefits:

  • Permits normal mouth opening
  • Allows speech & drinking
  • Warranty against breakages
  • Easily adjustable
  • Safe & effective
  • Clinically validated
  • Custom-fitted
  • Full lip-seal

SomnoSnore: is the new design an innovative 3 -step anti snoring oral appliance using a unique 'memory fit' material , worn at night. The SomnoSnore consists of 3' steps, 1 upper splint, 1 initial advancement splint and 1 additional forward advancement splint. SomnoSnore works by gently advancing the lower jaw, thus tightening the throat's relaxed muscles and opening up the airway.

NTI (Nociveptive Trigeminal Inhibition): the Nti device is a tiny, clear-plastic device which fits over your lower front teeth. You only wear the NTI device while you sleep at night. It makes clenching virtually impossible. In a few days or weeks, your clenching relex is suppressed and your will feel the difference. Mornning headache pain, neck pain, sore jaw, and any other related pain associated with in voluntary intense clenching to resolve and disappear.

When booking an appointment for this procedure the dentist will throughly examine your teeth and mouth to confirm your oral health status, as well as ensuring that you are dentally apppropriate for the splint. Dental impressions are required to fabricate the selected appliance. These are then sent to the laboratory where the device is made. Once custom made for you, the device will be fitted by the dentist who will instruct you on how to insert and remove it yourself, including how to clean and care for it.

Preventative Services: "prevention is better than cure". " A stitch in time saves nine". Truisms that apply very much to Dentistry! Attending a reguar check up with your dentist will allow any problems to be addressed early to avoid not only poor dental health or infection but also large dental bills. 

Our experiance team are here to understand your needs and concerns, assist you with your brushing,flossing techniques, your oral health and advising you on how best to ensure ongoing dental wellness for you and your family.

Orthodontics: is a type of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaw alignment problems. Badly aligned teeth can lead to a variety of difficulties, including tooth decay and damage to the jaw joints. Self-confidence can also be affected by an unattractive smile consisting of crooked or overlapping teeth. Orthodontists use a range of corrective devices, such as braces and plates, to encourage the teeth to align properly.

Generally, problems can be detected in children as young as 6 years of age. Certain problems are better managed at an early age with appliances that help guide the teeth and jaw into better alignment which in turn allow better posture. That helps opening up the airway to promote nose breathing and encouraging the facial bones to develop into their desired positions. Orthodontic treatment is available to adults, but the teeth and jaw may take longer to align. This is because the facial bones of an adult have minimal growth and are no longer as malleable.

 
 
 
Cosmetic
 

Cosmetic Dentistry
: Discoloured, chipped or missing teeth can affect self-confidence. For example, a person may be reluctant to smile with parted lips if they feel their teeth are unattractive, or they may resort to covering their mouth with their hand whenever they laugh. Cosmetic dentistry can make substantial improvements to every kind of smile. There are techniques to deal with discoloured, chipped, gapped, crooked or missing teeth. In severe cases, orthodontic treatment may be needed. This is a specialised branch of dentistry that corrects jaw and teeth misalignments with devices such as braces. See your dentist for further information and advice on improving the look of your smile.

A range of techniques are available to improve the smile. These include:

Tooth-coloured fillings, Bleaching, Micro-abrasion, Bonding, Veneers, Crowns and Dental implants.
 
 
 
Restorative
 

Restorative: It is derived from the verb "to restore". For example, if a tooth is damaged by decay, accident, or a fracture, it is necessary to restore it's shape, color and function. We do this simply by doing a "restoration" on the tooth. If the damage being repaired was small, a filling will do the job. If most of the tooth has been damaged or lost, a large restoration, known as a crown, is required.
 
Types of restoration are as follows:

Fillings: (We are a non-Amalgam practice), They are virtually identical to natural teeth. Being as they are "tooth colored" or white.

Crowns: Crowns become necessary when there is insufficient tooth structure to support a filling.

Bridgework: Bridgework functions like a series of connected crowns, replacing missing teeth by bridging the gap and using the surrounding teeth as supports. 
 
 
 
 
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