Your dentist can create a special occlusal guard, also known as a “night guard” just for you – one that will provide comfort and proper fit. A custom-made occlusal guard is individually designed and constructed according to your dentist’s specifications in a professional dental laboratory. An occlusal guard protects your teeth from damage caused by teeth grinding and clenching. Although custom-made occlusal guards are somewhat more expensive than stock night guards purchased in stores, their exceptionally good fit, comfort, and overall quality make them worth it. A custom-made occlusal guard is easily retained in the mouth, does not interfere with breathing or cause adverse changes in the alignment of the teeth. For these reasons, custom-made devices are recommended by dentists.