Right Thickness for Your Night Guard

How to Choose the Right Thickness for Your Night Guard

           Choosing the right thickness for your night guard is crucial to ensure it effectively guards against teeth grinding and provides the necessary comfort. This essential guide will empower you to make a well-informed decision.

Receiving Your Impression Kit

           Upon ordering your night guard, you will receive an impression kit. This kit, crucial in determining the right thickness, includes an order info card for you to specify your preferred thickness based on your grinding intensity and comfort needs.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Thickness

           When ordering your night guard, consider your grinding intensity and choose the thickness that best matches your needs. Selecting the right thickness is vital to ensure your night guard effectively guards against teeth grinding and provides the necessary comfort, giving you the confidence that you're making the right choice.

Thickness Options Available

           Our selection of regular hybrid materials includes a wide range of options, from 1.3mm to 3.0 mm, empowering you to choose the thickness that best suits your needs and preferences.

           Additionally, we offer a separate 3.0mm ultimate hard material specifically designed for patients with severe teeth grinding.

thickness of Night Guard

Pros and Cons of Different Thicknesses

           Thinner night guards offer higher comfort but may have lower durability. Thicker night guards, on the other hand, provide better durability at the expense of some comfort. However, the choice also depends on the severity of your teeth grinding.

Matching Thickness with Grinding Severity

           If your teeth grinding is mild, opting for the thinnest night guard should still provide sufficient durability. On the other hand, if your teeth grinding is severe, you'll likely need thicker protection; wearing a thin night guard wouldn't be the best choice. After reviewing this table, you should have a clearer understanding of thickness options, allowing you to select the night guard that best suits your needs.

Comfort Considerations

           At Kiry, we understand that comfort is paramount when it comes to your night guard. We want to emphasize that a thicker night guard doesn't necessarily mean more protection, although it may feel that way. As long as you can sleep comfortably with the night guard on, it's suitable for you. We also offer options for those who prefer to change their night guard frequently and for those who like to minimize the frequency of changing night guards.

Hygiene and Maintenance

           We strongly recommend replacing your night guard regularly for hygiene reasons, even if your current guard is still functional. Remember, just as changing your toothbrush after some months is crucial to avoid bacteria and plaque buildup, the same applies to dental night guards. Kiry offers a subscription option to receive two new night guards every six months, starting at $69. Kiry night guards are guaranteed to ensure your comfortable sleep.


           Selecting the right thickness for your night guard is essential for protection and comfort. By considering your grinding intensity, comfort preferences, and maintenance needs, you can make the best choice for your dental health.

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