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Oral Appliances

One of our goals is to provide the most conservative treatment possible in every situation.  Oral appliances offer simple, non-invasive care for a variety of conditions.  Regardless of the application, every appliance we prescribe is custom-crafted for you with excellent fit and function. 

Appliances designed on models of your teeth can be used to fit on either upper or lower teeth, or on both at the same time.  Whether we’re treating night-time sleep grinding, diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea,  snoring, bite problems or jaw joint disorders, appliance therapy may aid your treatment.  Dr. Gelb employs a variety of innovative designs depending on treatment goals and your preferences.


Sleep Apnea

We’re concerned about the overall health of our patients, including sleep health. Many people suffer needlessly from dangerous sleep disruptive disorders that keep them from getting enough oxygen at night.  The risk of a heart attack is 23 times more likely than average with a sleep disorder, and 92% of stroke victims live unknowingly with apnea before an attack.

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Teeth Grinding

Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies and can withstand a tremendous amount of force.  But damage can occur to this highly mineralized surface, especially when grinding forces start to wear it away.  A habit of nighttime clenching or grinding will harm teeth, muscles, and jaw joints over time.  Protecting against abrasive forces is critical in these cases.

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Snoring

Snoring may seem benign, but it may be a warning that you’re missing the vital benefits of sound sleep.  And it may be disrupting the sleep of others, leading to stress in relationships.

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