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Bruxism Appliances

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. Some people are not even aware that they do this and may unconsciously clench their teeth together during the day or at night while they are sleeping. The evidence is often wear on their teeth, headaches and neck pain symptoms.

If You Suffer From Bruxism, A Simple Appliance May Alleviate Your Pain. Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation.

We are able to make several types of Night guards

  • Full arch – this covers all of the teeth on one arch. This is the style we have made for many years. In fact, there are many still in our practice with this style. This is not like your athletic mouth guard. An equilibrated Night guard is custom made to not cause any interferences in your mouth during the night no matter which way you move your jaw. This style is made at a lab but then takes us time to insert it as it is custom adjusted in your mouth to how your jaw moves.
  • NTI – Though many people are familiar with mouth guards that are often used when a person is suffering from bruxism, most are not familiar with NTI night guards. So what are these devices? A NTI night guard, or NTI TSS (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Tension Suppression System), is a small device that is designed by a dentist that fits over the top four front teeth in your mouth as you sleep. The NTI guard works by preventing any contact between the canine teeth and the molars. By preventing this contact, the device triggers a nerve process which relaxes the muscles that cause clenching and grinding. In addition to helping bruxism, the device can also help with TMJ, tension headaches and migraines.

If you would like to discuss whether a dental appliance would help you, schedule a consultation to speak with Dr. Jeffrey or Dr. Trenton Paffenroth.

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