Frequently Asked Questions About Our Guides
Who is a good candidate for these types of appliances?
The grinding guide is intended for people who grind or clench their teeth but don’t have any muscle or TMJ pain associated with it. You can make this type of appliance even if you have spaces and are missing teeth.
The snoring guide is intended for people who snore throughout the night but do not have sleep apnea. If you have concerns that you may have sleep apnea, go see a sleep medicine specialist before trying any at home options.
The TMJ guide is intended for people with certain types of TMJ and muscle disorders. These include…
- Muscle pain in the area of the jaw and temporomandibular joint
- Tension headaches
- Pain associated with a clicking or popping joint
- Painful opening and closing in addition to any of the others.
- Grating of the joint when you open and close. (This is usually a sign of degeneration of the joint which oftentimes responds to conservative therapy, but occasionally needs surgical treatment).
People who aren’t a good candidate include…
- No teeth or no front teeth
- A “closed lock” where you can only open your mouth part of the way with no ability to go any wider, even with force. You should see a TMJ specialist as soon as possible if your joint is in this condition
Can these appliances actually take the place of a dentist fabricated appliance?
A dentist fabricated appliance is your best option if you can afford it. Unfortunately not everyone can. My guides will show you how to make a fully functional appliance that will work well for you and will be far better than current over the counter options you can buy at a drug store or online.
I have personally fabricated and tested all of these appliances at home with the exact supplies I recommend. The finished appliances are functionally very similar to the appliances I create for patients in my office, at a significant cost savings. They aren’t quite as pretty though. These appliances are based on clinically proven designs taught at dental schools and continuing education seminars throughout the world. I actually wear the same snoring appliance I used for the guides every night. It’s comfortable and it works for me. This is why I feel confident recommending this to others.
How long does it take to make these appliances?
Once you have all the supplies you can easily make any of these appliances in 20-30 minutes.
How do I know it will work?
The short answer is that you don’t. No appliance is 100% effective or tolerated by everyone. That said, if you follow my instructions, you’ll have a well made custom appliance that you can adjust yourself until it is comfortable. This gives you the best possible chance of success. The reason why most appliances fail is not that they don’t work, but that people don’t wear them because they aren’t comfortable. Allowing you to adjust the appliance makes for a much higher likelihood that you’ll be able to wear it. The worst case scenario is that you can’t tolerate it and you’re out a small amount of money vs the large amount of money you’ll be out if your dentist fabricated appliance doesn’t work for you.
How long does it take to get used to wearing these appliances?
Some people only take a couple of nights to get used to them while others may take a couple of weeks. Once they are comfortable, many people tell me that it’s hard to sleep without them! For more information on how to get used to wearing a dental appliance you can read an article I wrote specifically about that topic.
How long will I have access to the content?
You pay one up front fee for lifetime access to whichever section/s you sign up for. There are no additional fees going forward.
Why is there a fee for these guides?
There are significant costs for the dental models, products we review, supplies, camera equipment, website hosting, my personal time spent creating all of this content, and upkeep of the site. Everything after that goes towards my kids college funds.
Your investment in this information will not only save you money on a dental appliance right now, but will also save you money by protecting your dental health long term.
Will you refund my money if I’m not a good candidate for these types of appliances or not satisfied with the content?
I have a 100% satisfaction guarantee on these guides. If you aren’t completely satisfied, I’ll refund your money, no questions asked.
What if I have additional questions about the information after signing up?
Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. You can also check our forums to see if your question has been answered by someone else.