Are there side effects with oral appliances?

Short-term side effects are common and include excess salivation, dry mouth, tooth pain and jaw pain. These symptoms easily correct with time or by adjusting the appliance.

Long-term side effects are less common. Studies report that with as many as half of the cases, oral appliances change teeth positions and sometimes, jaw positions. RANA will recommend daily bite exercises to minimize these complications. Remember, the positive effects of oral appliance therapy probably outweigh the possible side effects of the appliance.

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