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Frequently Asked Questions:

FAQs:

Is the 'Impression Kit' included in the price of the item?
Absolutely...only in the unusual situation of a poor impression being made is the purchase of a new 'Impression Kit' necessary...a new kit costs $20.

Why is shipping $18?
The shipping charges are 3-way. One (1) to get the 'Impression Kit' to you, then two (2) to get the impressions back to our lab, and then three (3) back to you.

How long does it take to get the appliance(s) back?
After we receive your impressions, usually 3-4 days after you have shipped them; it typically takes us 5 working days to custom-make the night guard / retainer / denture / or other appliance. It then takes another 2-3 days for them to reach you after we have shipped them. So we ask for 10 business days to complete your order. Please consider the time delay, and remember, your mouthpiece is being custom made; and it takes a little longer than purchasing them from a store or worse, the dentist.

Can you use models of teeth?
Yes. If you already have stone models of your teeth, package them extremely carefully and send an e-mail to me following the online order notifying me to look out for them. EASY!

Do you ship internationally?
Yes. There is an additional cost of $23 for International orders, you can find that link during the check out process.

Do people complain about choking or gagging making the impression?
To prevent gagging when taking the impressions put a little salt on the back of the tongue and its a much easier experience. One of our customers first orthodontist discovered that towards the end of his treatment.

What if I've a permanent retainer on my lower?
In the case that you're only in need of an upper retainer, then we will provide two (2) upper retainers...one for use and one for backup.

How do you ship?
We use Priority USPS...it takes 2 days to ship our 'Impression Kit' to you within the continental United States.

Why might a night guard or other protective appliance be advisable?
If designed correctly, nighttime appliances help keep teeth from moving, protect ceramic restorations, and protect teeth from wear damage caused by grinding or clenching. A smile is your greatest asset and can be safeguarded by wearing a night guard. A night guard (occlusal splint, bite guard) my serve as a preventive measure for already healthy teeth, or it may be the best way of looking after your investment of cosmetic and restoring procedures. A night guard is often recommended as the first line of treatment for bruxism, (teeth grinding) and TMD (dysfunction of the TMJ). It is usually worn while you sleep to prevent damaging your teeth by the clenching or grinding associated with either the psychological aspects of stress, one's abnormal bite, a sleep disorder, or a combination of the above.

Can I talk with this piece in my mouth?
Absolutely! Our custom appliances are not bulky. They're custom-fitted for your individual teeth. Your tongue is not restricted and moves around freely. Our night guards are comfortable to wear while sleeping, plus you can wear them during the day without any restrictions and you will be able to talk while wearing your new custom-fitted retainers.

Is this a hard acrylic type night guard?
We have two different nightguards: One is for mild to moderate bruxers, the other is for severe bruxers. The former is an advanced dual-laminate (ADL); the latter is made of acrylic (more brittle, but much stronger and with proper care can last much longer). The ADL a unique combination of two materials formed into a single laminated sheet. The outside of the night guard is made of an increased tensile strength material designed for strength and dur ability, while the inside of the night guard is a soft yielding composite designed for comfort & adaptability. The harder, outside surface assures long-lasting wear, while the inside, soft liner assures comfort secure fit. 

Is it really simple to take my own impressions at home?
Taking your own impression is not difficult providing your follow our step-by-step instructions. We include a guide in our kits that will walk you through the entire process, plus we have pictures on our website for further clarification.

What about adjustments?
Because our night guards are not the boil and bite type of mouthguards but instead are custom made, there should be no need for adjustment.

What if they don't fit?
In the event that your appliance does not fit, we'll resend you an impression "Re-Do" kit so we can get another impression to remake your appliance. The re-do kit is $12. You will be required to pay the 3-way shipping cost of $18.00.

What is best, an upper or a lower night guard?
Whether you choose an upper or lower night guard is a matter of preference, the effectiveness is the same for both; however, the exception is when you have dental work that prohibits wearing a guard on one or the other arch, or when your dentist has advised otherwise.

What is bruxism (teeth grinding & clenching)?
Bruxism is the technical term for grinding and clenching that abrades teeth and may cause facial pain. People who grind and clench, often called bruxers, unintentionally bite down too hard at inappropriate times, such as during sleep. Many people are unaware that they even have bruxism since it often occurs while they're sleeping. If you wake up with dull headaches or vise-like pain, you may be one of many people suffering from bruxism. Your dentist can usually detect the telltale signs of bruxism on your teeth.

Can bruxism cause harm?
Bruxism can either directly or indirectly cause many problems. Grinding can cause teeth to become painful or loose. Patients can literally grind away parts of their teeth, leaving them with worn surfaces or fractured enamel. People who have otherwise healthy teeth and gums can clench so often and so hard that over time their teeth become sensitive and they experience jaw pain and headaches. Forceful biting when not eating may cause the jaw to move out of proper balance.

What are the signs of bruxism?
Grinding is a common occurrence among many people at some time or another. If you develop facial pain, fatigue or other problems, treatment may be needed. Talk with your dentist if you suspect that you are grinding your teeth. During regular dental visits, they usually check for physical signs of bruxism. When a person has bruxism, the tips of the teeth look flat. Teeth are worn down so much that the enamel is rubbed off, exposing the inside of the tooth, which is called dentin. When exposed, dentin may become sensitive. Bruxers may experience pain in their temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or the jaw, which may manifest itself as popping and clicking. Tongue indentations are another sign of clenching. Stress and certain personality types are more often affected by bruxism. For as long as humankind has existed, bruxism has affected people with nervous tension. Anger, pain and frustration can trigger bruxing. People who are aggressive, competitive, and hurried also may be at greater risk for bruxism. Incidentally, women have a higher prevalence of bruxism, possibly because they are more likely to experience tissue alterations in the jaw.

What causes bruxism?
More research is needed to determine the exact cause of bruxism, but it is thought that both emotional and physical factors are involved. Some of the contributing factors may be stress or sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or crooked or missing teeth.

What can be done about bruxism?
There are a number of ways to treat bruxism. Your dentist will determine which single treatment or combination of treatments is right for you. When stress is the major cause of bruxism, you must find ways to relax. People who have difficulty handling stress may need to seek counseling, or the dentist may prescribe muscle relaxants to relax jaw muscles. Many times a night guard can prevent grinding from occurring during sleep. To help alleviate muscle pain, physical therapy may be needed. The objective of therapy is to get the bruxer to change behavior by learning how to rest the tongue, teeth and lips properly. When some people become aware of their problem, simply advising them to rest their tongue upward with teeth apart and lips shut may be enough to change their behavior and relieve discomfort.

 

More Questions?

Call Rob at (972) 814-4788

Dallas TX 75219

 

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Finally! A Way You can Avoid the Dentist and Save yourself Hundreds of Dollars by dealing Directly with the Dental Lab!

Our Home Teeth 'Impression Kit' Allows you to take your Own Impressions to create Custom Fitted Dental Appliances EXACTLY like the ones found at your Dentist's for a FRACTION of the Price...without a Dental Office!

Invisible Retainer

By using our teeth 'Impression Kit' to make your own impressions, our lab creates completely customized mouthpieces that can:

Impression Kit

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THIS VIDEO CLIP WILL SHOW YOU HOW:

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Now, I recognize that we can't help everyone, people with severly crowded teeth still need the care of an orthodontist, those with a cavity still need a dentist, those with an abscess still need an endodontist; but for those that only need minor adjustment...THIS IS THE GREATEST ALTERNATIVE! Here's how it works:

Here's how it works:

When you receive your kit, WATCH THE VIDEO first. Then take out a set of the YELLOW & BLUE impression material (putty).

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Mix the two pieces of putty together for 45-65 seconds just to get one solid BLUE color (warmer areas may set faster)

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When your putty is one solid color, roll it & shape it like a finger.  Pick up your tray.

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Put the finger shaped putty into the tray, making sure to cover all parts of the tray.

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Take the tray and place it over the center of your upper or lower teeth (REMEMBER: this putty will begin to harden in under TWO (2) minutes). Push the tray over your teeth. Hold for five minutes, then remove.

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 Send your impressions back to our dental lab using the pre-paid envelope that came with your kit. We make your custom mouthpiece(s) & mail it back to you, EASY!

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INVISIBLE RETAINERS

Our 'Invisible' or clear retainers are made of a thin, clear, durable plastic that snaps into place over the teeth and prevents teeth rotation & migration.  When using this transparent dental retainer, teeth and gums show through the plastic, unlike the “Hawley” retainer (metal wire & denture plastic).  When one smiles others are not able to see the dental retainer.  Mouth retainers with the wire across the front teeth are used mostly to keep teeth from shifting, but can also be used to move teeth. Dental night guards are worn at night to protect the teeth.

TranspaRetainer

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Our invisible retainers do not move teeth; they simply keep teeth in their current position & eliminate further crowding.  By wearing these for just 15-30 minutes per day, it will prevent teeth from rotation or migration. We save our customers hundreds of dollars, instead of another "TRIP TO THE DENTIST".  The cost of these clear retainers at a dental office ranges from $350 to $600.00!

Dental-Lab-Direct Price: $169 (Includes Upper & Lower)

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'HAWLEY' RETAINERS

Traditional Retainers are made from Denture Plastic and Metal Wire; Called 'Hawley' Retainers, are more durable and if taken care of, can have more longevity than the clear, or Essix type.

Hawley Retainer

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We save our customers hundreds of dollars, instead of another "TRIP TO THE DENTIST".  The cost of these Hawley retainers at a dental office ranges from $400 to $600.00!

Dental-Lab-Direct Price: $249 (Includes Upper & Lower)

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INVISIBLE ALIGNERS a.k.a. CLEAR BRACES

Dental-Lab-Direct announces the ClearAligner® is now available to align the front six teeth ONLY; it's designed for MINOR tooth movement. Over time our teeth migrate or rotate & those that once had braces but fail to wear their retainer can relapse! Individuals with teeth of up to 3mm off alignment are ideal cases for this appliance. Many people who once wore braces, but negleted to wear their retainer are almost always candidates...You know who you are!

How does one know how many ClearAligner®s they may need? Each Clear-Aligner® can move teeth about ONE (1) mm. If TWO (2) mm of movement is needed, then 2 aligners will be necessary. If THREE (3) mm of movement is needed, then 3 aligners will be needed, etc...GET IT??!

The treatment time depends on the mobility of their teeth. Teeth will generally move one (1) mm in about two to three weeks time. If 2 mm of movement is needed, then a second aligner will be needed, and thus another two to three weeks, etc., etc.

NOTE: Those with crowded teeth will require the supervision of a professional; space for movement can be created for those with crowded teeth (front six ONLY). This is achieved by stripping the teeth with either diamond interproximal strips or a diamond disk, or also by the use of expanders.

Will one see perfect results from this product? Results depend on many factors: shape of teeth, amount of movement needed, root position, etc. If you're being treated for a case of minor movement and proper root position, the result will be much more aesthetic than cases with poor root position and major rotations.

Dental-Lab-Direct Price: $298 PER ClearAligner®

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NIGHT GUARDS

Dental-Lab-Direct announces the Custom Comfort NiteGard® is now available for individuals for bruxism treatment. Bruxism \‘bruk˛si-zim\ n [Gk brychein to gnash the teeth]: the habit of unconsciously gritting or grinding the teeth especially in situations of stress or during sleep.

NightGuard

The Custom Comfort Night Guard consists of a clear soft plastic combined with an extremely durable plastic that one wears to relieve tooth grinding & clenching while asleep. This night-time mouth guard fits comfortably either over the upper or lower teeth. It's 3mm thick and will allow you to completely close your mouth while sleeping; unlike other bruxism mouth guards. This night guard is made of exactly the same materials dentists & orthodontist use to prepare devices for their patients with bruxism.

Ours is made of an Advanced Dual-Laminate (ADL) - the ADL Night Guard is far, far more durable than the standard soft, gummy-type night guards. It's a unique combination of two materials fused into a single laminated sheet. The outside is made of increased tensile strength material designed for strength & durability, while the inside is a soft yielding composite designed for comfort & adaptability. It's my FAVORITE!

The harder, outside surface assures long-lasting wear, while the inside, softer lining assures comfort & secure fit. The advanced dual laminate night guard is ideal for mild & moderate night-time grinding & clenching. It can be worn on either the upper or the lower arch. It's smaller and much more comfortable than the thermoform or “boil & bite” types found at the corner drug store because they're specifically customized to that particular individual. The cost if prepared by a dentist or orthodontist can range from $450.00 to $900.00! WHAAAT??!!

USES:

1. Stop grinding
2. Improve breathing
3. Improve posture
4. Reduce headaches
5. Reduce discomfort
6. Reduce stress
7. Reduce tension
8. Protects teeth and dental work from damage caused by clenching and grinding.
9. Worn for performance enhancement during non-contact sporting activities where the natural tendency to clench and grind the teeth may occur, such as: golf, weightlifting, tennis, cycling, bowling, archery, skeet shooting, etc.
10. Avoid cause chipping, fractures, excessive wear and loosening of the teeth.
11. A night guard may help reduce snoring!

Dental-Lab-Direct will save bruxers hundreds of dollars!!

Dental-Lab-Direct Price: $168 (SINGLE: Includes Upper OR Lower)

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ANTI-SNORING APPLIANCE

Dental-Lab-Direct announces the SilenSnor® Anti-Snoring Appliance - This device fits snugly on the upper teeth and uses normal body reflexes to keep the airway open. When the jaw closes, the lower teeth close onto the 'ramp' of the device. This keeps the jaw in a normal position, rather than sagging back into the trachea (which is the cause of snoring).

In addition, the tongue reflexively seeks the small center orifice between the upper and lower ramp. This reflex keeps it from recessing into the throat; and with the airway open, a person's breathing is relaxed & normal. Their lower jaw is in an advanced position, not recessed.  We save our customers hundreds of dollars WITHOUT another "TRIP TO THE DENTIST". 

Dental-Lab-Direct Price: $349

Anti Snoring   Mouthpiece

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WHITENING TRAYS & GEL

Our Professional Tooth Whitening System consists of perfectly scalloped (customized) trays (made of a thin flexible plastic to fit your teeth, and your teeth exclusively). It also includes three (3) syringes of 22% Carbamide Peroxide tooth whitening-gel.  We construct these whitening trays from the impressions that you make & send back us. The MAJOR difference between our PROFESSIONALLY CUSTOMIZED TRAYS and other on the web is that we scallop them precisely to your gum line so that the whitening gel won't be held over your gum tissue and cause irritation. It's extremely important that you know this.

Dental-Lab-Direct Price: $159 (Includes Upper & Lower Trays PLUS Three (3) Gel-Syringes of 22% Carbamide Peroxide)

Whitening Tray

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Upon receiving your Custom Professional Tooth Whitening Trays, a very small amount of tooth whitening gel from a pre-loaded gel-syringe are placed into them, and then placed over teeth.  The trays are worn for thirty minutes to an hour, depending on sensitivity.

Trays are worn for the first 5 days to achieve maximum whitening, then twice a year to maintain desired tooth brightness.  Compare ours versus the dentists versus the OTC (over the counter) type.  You’ll easily see the value of our products and services.

The uses of Custom Professional Tooth Whitening trays are by far the most comfortable.  The trays are form fitted, not bulky like the type one boils.  They stay in place unlike the over the counter whitening, & can be worn anytime, not specifically at night and provide for a more even whitening of your teeth.

Our Tooth Whitening Gel is a 22% tooth whitener Carbamide Peroxide.  The boil & applicator type is only 3-4 % and must be worn much, much longer for the same desired effect.

Dental-Lab-Direct Price: 5 Gel-Syringes FOR $60

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PARTIAL DENTURES

If you have a missing tooth, a temporary bridge, or TempoBridge, may be the answer. A TempoBridge is a clear retainer containing a false tooth custom made to fill in the space of your missing tooth. The false tooth is attached by the "Invisible" Tray bridging your teeth together (sometimes called a TEMPORARY BRIDGE). How is temporary dental bridge created? You first create an impression, which will serve as the model from which the mouth piece & false tooth is made by our dental laboratory.

Dental-Lab-Direct TempoBridge Price: $227 (Includes Upper OR Lower)

Pontic

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But you may want something a bit more durable, called a Flexible Partial.

Denture

A Partial is a false tooth (or teeth) fused to acrylic polymers to temporarily take the place of a missing tooth before the permanent bridge is cemented. A Partial is attached via vacuum forming a nearly indestructable plastic polymer that fits along the edge of your teeth. Flexible Partials (also known as Flippers) are meant to be a temporary solution while awaiting the permanent bridge. A permanent bridge should be fitted, checked and adjusted for any bite discrepancies. Your new bridge will then be cemented to your teeth.

Dental-Lab-Direct "Flexible Partial" Price: $390 (Includes Upper OR Lower)

**Additional teeth are $25 each

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