In my clinical practice, a lab fabricated night guard is the standard of care. With that being said, there are many times when I am unable to obtain a diagnostic impression or patients are unable or unwilling to purchase one. Insurance does not cover it, their dog ate their last one and insurance does not cover another one, or they cannot afford the copay. The look on my face has to be priceless when they ask if they can just buy one from the pharmacy or use a sports guard. There is a possibility it could work for them; however just as likely is the possibility it could make things worse. At Dental Advisor, we recently received the SOVA Max Night Guard. This custom night guard could be a great option for patients in your practice in a situation where a lab fabricated night guard is not currently an option.
The previously evaluated SOVA Aero night guard is a three time top product award winner for Best Therapeutic Device and SOVA Max takes this technology one step further for tough grinders. The SOVA MAX Night Guard is 2.4mm compared to their 1.6mm SOVA Aero night guard. SOVA night guards are an “impression free” moldable material, is 30% thinner than conventional EVA night guards, and allow the patient to talk, breathe through, and drink while wearing.
What do our Clinical Evaluators, practicing dental professionals just like you, and their patients think about this product once it’s in their offices? Look for an evaluation in an upcoming issue!