About our Products
Which type of guard should I order?
The ultra-thin guard is best for people who clench or grind their teeth during the day. It’s made from a 1mm layer of soft EVA and it’s much thinner and less noticeable than the rest. However, due to its thinness, it’s usually not durable enough to hold up against night time grinding.
A soft night guard is made for light/mild grinders who clench or grind their teeth at night. It’s made from a 2mm layer of flexible and soft EVA material and provides a cushion-like barrier between the teeth.
The hybrid night guard is the most popular product and made for moderate grinding. It’s approximately 2mm thick with a hard outer layer and a soft inner layer. Many believe that this is the best combination of comfort and durability.
The type of guard that will best suit you typically depends on your level of grinding. If you're unsure, the best way to find out is to directly consult with your dentist.
Should I order an upper or lower guard?
Most clients choose the upper guard and find it more comfortable since it doesn’t get in the way of their tongue as much as the lower guard. You may opt for a lower guard if you prefer the fit, you’ve had some dental work done (like crowns or implants) or your dentist recommends it instead. If you have missing teeth, we recommend you choose the side that has little to no missing teeth.
How long will my night guard last?
Your night guard can last anywhere between 6 months to a few years but ultimately it depends on the severity of your grinding.
What materials are the night guards made of?
The hard night guard is made from a firm plastic material called acrylic. The hybrid night guard is made from two layers of different materials: a hard acrylic outer layer and a vinyl soft inner layer. The soft night guard is made from a soft vinyl material. All materials are safety-approved and come from professional dental industry suppliers. These materials do not contain latex, BPA, gluten, or monomer.
How our Process Works
How do I take my teeth impression?
You will receive detailed instructions with photos in the home impression kit. The kit includes dental trays and putty that you will bite into. The entire process only takes about 10 minutes.
How long does it take to get my night guard?
The entire process from ordering, to getting an impression kit, to receiving your completed custom night guard usually takes around 1 - 2 weeks.
All orders are shipped within 1 - 2 business days. The time it takes to receive your kit in the mail will be 2 - 5 business days, depending on your location. We provide free shipping and all orders are shipped from California.
Once you receive your kit, please take your impressions and return them to the lab using the pre-paid return envelope. Once we receive your impressions, we will make your night guard within 2 - 7 business days and ship it to your address.
If you’d like to get the guard faster, you can upgrade to the paid USPS priority shipping for faster shipping times (2 days for most areas) or priority processing for faster production times (24 hour turn around time)
Ordering, Shipping and Returns
Do you take insurance or HSA/FSA?
We don’t have the capability of dealing directly with insurance companies; however, we do provide you with an itemized receipt that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. We recommend that you check with your insurance company directly to see if this is an option.
To submit a receipt for reimbursement with your insurance, first make the purchase on a regular credit card. You’ll receive our receipt via email and you can submit it to your insurance. If for some reason your insurance or HSA/FSA card provider won’t cover the cost of the guard, you can contact us to cancel your order and return your purchase for a 100% refund.
I have an existing mold of my teeth: can I use it for my order?
We prefer that you go through our impression process. It’s difficult for us to guarantee an accurate fit if you use a previous impression, since there may be factors outside of our control. If you’d still prefer to use your existing mold, please contact us to arrange for a custom order.
Do you ship outside of the USA?
Sorry, currently we only ship within the US.
What if the night guard I get doesn’t fit the impression? Can I return it?
Each product is carefully inspected to ensure that it fits perfectly on the exact replica mold of your teeth. So, the chance that your custom night guard won’t fit is low.
However, we’re committed to your complete comfort and satisfaction. So if you’re not completely satisfied with the fit of your night guard, please contact us with your order number and we will resolve the issue to your full satisfaction. We provide free adjustments and if necessary, we’ll send you a new impression kit free of charge to re-take your impressions.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
How do I clean my night guard?
There are a few different ways to clean your guard. The easiest way is to rinse with warm water after each use and then brush with soft toothpaste or soak it in mouthwash for 30 minutes. Be sure to dry it fully before storing back in its case.
Is it really the exact same quality as what I get at the Dentist?
Yes, we are operated by a professional dental lab in California that currently makes night guards for dentists.
We use the same materials and process for our online customers at Easy Night Guard. If you lived in Northern California and paid $400 (or more) for a night guard at a dentist, there’s a chance that the night guard was made at our dental lab.
Why is it so much cheaper than what my Dentist quoted me?
Our price is significantly lower than what the dentist charges because you don’t pay the dentist’s markup (usually 200% to 400%). Think of ordering online as the getting the “factory direct” price.
There are some instances where the dentist does provide additional services that justify the markup. For example, if you have jaw issues and you need a dental night guard that helps aligns your teeth and jaw in a certain way, the dentist may need to perform multiple adjustments at the time of fitting.
However, for the majority of people who simply need a night guard to protect against teeth grinding and clenching, our product is exactly the same as what you would get from a dentist.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us!