Jefferson University Hospitals

Dental Appliances

Dental appliances are devices that can be custom–made by a dentist or oral surgeon to fit your teeth and jaw. Your Jefferson physician may suggest using a dental appliance if you have:

  • Mild to moderate sleep apnea
  • Snoring problems
  • Bruxism (grinding or clenching of the teeth)
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Missing teeth

Dental appliances are easy to use and maintain once they are properly fitted and adjusted. If you are interested in using such a device to help with your condition, our experienced team of dentists, oral surgeons, sleep medicine specialists and otolaryngologists will explain to you how it works and find the most comfortable and effective position for the device. Dental appliances vary in price.