How Do You Feel When You Wake Up ?
Painful, aching jaw?
Sore, sensitive teeth?
Clenching your teeth while asleep and during the day is the result of some of the strongest muscles in your body tensing up (up to 6 to 20 times more intensely than non-sufferers), which can cause morning and tension headaches, and even damage surrounding joints, teeth, and other muscles. The temporalis muscles are located on the sides of your head and are used when you chew or close your mouth. When you clench your teeth, these muscles can create a great deal of stress and tension: to your jaw joints, to your neck muscles, and to your teeth. Clenching or grinding can also cause teeth to fracture, crack, or break.
The NTItss (Nocieceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Tension Suppression System) is a FDA approved dental device that can help stop headaches, sore jaw, stiff neck, and sensitive teeth., With this device it suppresses the clenching reflex by preventing the posterior teeth from contracting each other, thereby eliminating teeth-grinding altogether. There is no surface to bite down on or bite into.
STOP the clenching STOP the pain with appliance therapy! By reducing the intensity of involuntary clenching at night while you're a sleep (and even during the day if stress triggers clenching at work or home), the NTI device minimizes the clenching intensity and, in time, minimizes intense clenching as the source of your pain.
You can expect relief within just a few hours to a few weeks; it all depends. Many patients report significant relief overnight, others usually within a month. Your highly trained clenching muscles have to un-learn their intense activity, and the time it takes to accomplish this varies from patient to patient.
The NTI device may also eliminate the need for prescription pain relievers and over the counter medications that you may take for stiffness or headaches. You may find that you are more productive and that you can do more throughout the day because you're pain free and more comfortable with less tension and stress.
Dr. Evans can custom fabricate this appliance for you in office, so there is no impression, no lab, no wait! The appointment takes approximately 30 minutes. The device fits over your upper 2 front teeth, or in some cases the lower 2 front teeth.