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Better than nothing...
on August 18, 2011
I used to have a acrylic mouth guard made by my doctor back in my country (Brazil). I got it because I clench my teeth (no grinding), but I lost it couple of months ago. After 3 months without using any mouth guard I was going crazy.
When I saw I could buy it online without have to spend some thousands of dollars to go to a doctor in the US, I was very relieved and excited. The first morning after I'd used it through the night, I could already feel the difference. I slept through the whole night, I woke up with no tension on my shoulders, my jaw wasn't locked and there was no pain on the muscles surrounding it. After a whole week without headaches I was convinced I made a great deal.
Do the modeling was kinda trick but I got it on my 3rd try and it doesn't come out of my mouth unless I want it to... It's very durable and I'm still on my first one. I love that they come in pairs.
The reason why I gave it a 3 stars is... I'd recommend it to be used just for a while in case you don't have the money to make a good one right the way or something like that. Because the material is kinda flexible. So, you'll still clench your teeth, just not nearly as much as without it but, also, not so little as w the acrylic ones where the pressure between my teeth was even smaller and I'd feel more relaxed. I've been using it for a couple of months now and I still don't feel pain on my muscles, but my jaw started locking up again every now and then and it's very painful to unlock. Also, my jaw still pops/cracks a couple of times every day. It didn't happen when I had the acrylic one either. So, I'm decided to make a new acrylic mouth guard in a few months when I'll be back home.
Sorry about any English misspelling.