mouthguards, braces, etc.


Note: The categories in the table below are a very rough version. A ‘mouthguard’, e.g., although often used to prevent injury in sports, can also be used in the treatment of bruxism or TMD, or as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching or sleep apnea treatment. Depending on application, it may also be called a mouth protector, mouth piece, gumshield, gumguard, nightguard, occlusal splint, bite splint, or bite plane. Dentists who specialise in sports dentistry fabricate mouthguards.

resin base      
splint denture      
dental prosthesis      
night guard      
splint(occlusal splint)      
peridontal splint
basisplaat kunsthars      
Dutch English Meaning Dictionary definitions
  • gebitsbeschermer
  • tandbeschermer
  • bitje
  • bit
  • mouthguard
  • mouth guard
  • mouthpiece
  • mouth piece
  • mouth protector
  • gumshield
  • gum shield
  • gum guard
  • gumguard
used by athletes to protect their teeth mouthguard = "A plastic shield held in the mouth by an athlete to protect the teeth and gums."
  • nachtbeugel
  • night guard
  • nightguard
worn when the person sleeps to prevent teeth grinding
  • mondbeugel
  • beugel
  • splint[1] (spalk)
  • brace(s)
  • retainer
to correct teeth, Invisalign, etc. braces = "A wire device fitted in the mouth to straighten the teeth."

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  1. ‘Een gebitsbeschermer kan ook bij medische behandelingen gebruikt worden. Bijvoorbeeld wordt het gebruikt als een soort splint (spalk) bij de behandeling van bruxisme (tandenknarsen) en andere ziektes. Ook worden gebitsbeschermers gebruikt bij bepaalde tandartsbehandelingen, zoals tandenbleken, of als alternatief voor beugels om tanden recht te zetten.’ (