Choosing The Correct Night Guard Thickness for Teeth Grinding

Choosing Night Guard Thickness for Teeth Grinding

You may be wondering what the best night guard thickness is for teeth grinding. There are a few different types and thicknesses to choose from. Here are some of the most common thicknesses: 1.0 millimeters, 1.3 millimeters, and 2.0 millimeters.

1.0 millimeter

choosing the thickness of night guardsThe ideal thickness for a teeth-grinding nightguard is between one millimeter and two millimeters, depending on the severity of the condition. Some people experience teeth grinding without realizing they're doing it. In such cases, dental damage may be the first sign of bruxism. Generally, night guards with one millimeter of thickness will work well for people with light or moderate bruxism. Most people fit into this category and therefore 1.0 millimeter is the best thickness for most people. A night guard made of thicker materials may not be appropriate for light to moderate teeth grinding. The 1mm night guard is also thethinnest night guard from Remi. As a result, it’s the least intrusive and the most comfortable option.

Remi also offers multiple thicknesses with the default being the thinnest option of 1mm, but you can choose your thickness when sending back your night guard impressions. Opting for a custom-made night guard will also save you hundreds of dollars over the cost of a dentist-made device while providing the same benefits.

Generally, a one-millimeter night guard thickness is appropriate for people who grind or clench their teeth. Thickness over two millimeters can be uncomfortable and can cause occlusal problems. Regardless of the thickness, the most important thing is that the mouth guard fits properly. By keeping these considerations in mind, you can find a comfortable nightguard for teeth grinding and teeth clenching.

Choosing Night Guard Thickness for Teeth Grinding

1.3 millimeters

There are many advantages to a 1.3 millimeters night guard thickness, but how does one choose the right one? Remi offers 1.3 mm custom night guards using BPA-free materials. If you don't wear a night guard regularly, you can cause damage to your teeth by grinding your teeth at bedtime. Bruxism is a serious issue that affects many people, and the condition can lead to major problems down the road. A 1.3 millimeters night guard for teeth grinding can help prevent these problems and save you from more expensive dental work down the line. The thickness of the night guard depends on the severity of the bruxism you're suffering from. If you're suffering from severe bruxism, you'll need a thicker night guard that is a couple of millimeters thick and made of thick, durable material. But if your case is mild to moderate, a thinner night guard can be a good choice.

Most teeth grinders experience jaw soreness, due to the misalignment of the TMJ, as a result of teeth grinding. Remi custom night guards are made from higher quality materials than the average sports guard, which are often much more bulky and force the jaw into an unnatural open position. These guards can prevent jaw pain, as well. Those with severe teeth grinding may need a night guard that is at least two millimeters thick. 

Custom night guards come with many advantages, such as superior durability and a 6-month warranty. They also last for years, as we maintain your impressions for several years. Custom-made night guards are a much better option than store-bought ones, as they can be customized to fit your mouth perfectly. 

Custom-made night guards for teeth grinding are made of thermoplastic materials, which are durable enough to last for years, and these materials are also biocompatible.  

2.0 millimeters

Sean Waters Using Remi Nightguards

Generally, a 2 millimeters night guard thickness is sufficient for protecting against teeth grinding. While the thicker the night guard, the less comfortable it may be. Additionally, it may prevent the wearer from closing their lips during the night. In addition, thicker night guards can cause occlusal problems, forcing teeth to come apart, which can strain the TMJ. 

Different individuals grind their teeth differently, so it is important to find one that fits your needs. Fortunately, there are three common thickness options: 1mm, 1.3mm, and 2mm. The ideal thickness will depend on your grinding habits, your comfort level, and your personal preference. A typical night guard thickness of between 1-2 millimeters will help people who grind their teeth at least once a day.

The exact size of a night guard is crucial for effective protection. A Remi nightguard is made of BPA-free durable materials to reduce the risk of breakage while sleeping. You can choose between one and three millimeters in thickness, depending on the severity of the teeth grinding. The thickness of the night guard depends on the severity of the problem. There are many benefits to using a night guard, and you should find the best night guard that suits your needs.

Thickness of night guard

In addition to preventing tooth wear and breaking, a dental night guard can reduce the pain caused by grinding and help the wearer sleep better. It can also reduce stiffness and pain in the mouth and jaw area. However, it should be noted that teeth grinding is not a simple matter. The symptoms of bruxism can range from mild to severe and can be caused by other factors, such as poor stress management and too much caffeine intake.

For thebest custom night guards, shop Remi and choose your night guard thickness for teeth grinding.  

Ana has worked for the past two years at Remi. She is a California-native and proud San Franciscan. Ana Milian RDA Head Dental Technician

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