Nightguards ( and TMJ Splints) are a simple solution to protect your teeth and jaw from the harmful results of nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. Dr Lawson-Myers provides you with a custom made acrylic splint that comfortably fits over your teeth. The Nightguard (splint ) creates a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. The cushion between the teeth acts as a shock absorber. The appliance decreases the likelihood of teeth, fillings or crowns breaking from the intense forces of clenching or grinding. The Nightguard reduces clenching and grinding and reduces pain from the TMJ and head and neck muscles. In addition, the jaw muscles relax, allowing you to rest easy with a good night’s sleep and wake up a new person!