Night Grinding Appliance
If you suffer from these problems, you should know about an FDA-approved dental device that can help stop headaches, sore jaw, stiff neck, and sensitive teeth resulting from clenching and grinding…the NTI-tss®.
What does clenching my teeth have to do with these problems?
The high-intensity contractions of these powerful muscles become painful and the forces generated cause pain to surrounding tissues, joints, and other muscles. By reducing the intensity of the clenching, you’re effectively minimizing the source of the pain–in many cases, in just a few days.
Has this treatment been tested?
The NTI-tss® device has been used successfully with thousands of patients in the United States and many other countries. It has received marketing allowance from the FDA and complies with all requirements as an approved dental device.
What can we do to help?
We can create a custom-made NTI-tss® device. This appliance is much smaller than a ‘traditional’ night-guard. You only wear the NTI-tss® device while you sleep at night. It makes clenching virtually impossible. In a few days or weeks, your clenching reflex is suppressed. Morning headache pain, neck pain, sore jaw, and other related pain associated with involuntary intense clenching usually begins to resolve and disappear.
Is there a difference between the NTI-tss® device and the traditional dental night-guard device or TMJ splint?
Yes. Traditional flat-plane splints and night-guard devices provide a surface for you to “bite down on.” New studies show, however, that these devices can actually increase the intensity of your clenching reflex, often to over 104% of your normal bite.1 High-intensity clenching has recently been found to be the real cause of the problem. With the advent of the revolutionary NTI-tss® device, we can begin to solve the real problem: actually preventing your back teeth from clenching intensely and coming into contact with each other. Stop intense clenching, stop the source of the pain. The NTI-tss® device suppresses the clenching reflex by preventing the posterior teeth from contacting each other. There is no surface to bite down on or bite into. The NTI-tss® device helps to keep it from happening.
Can the NTI-tss device really help make me feel better?
Yes. By reducing the intensity of involuntary clenching at night while you’re asleep (and even during the day if stress triggers unconscious involuntary clenching at work and home), the NTI-tss® device minimizes clenching intensity and, in time, minimizes intense clenching as the source of your pain.
When can I expect relief?
Within 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 unlearn their intense activity, and the time it takes to accomplish this varies from patient to patient.
What else can I expect?
The NTI-tss® device may eliminate the need for prescription and over-the-counter pain medications that you take for morning headache, sore neck, sore jaw, and related pain associated with involuntary clenching of the teeth. Because the NTI-tss® device helps reduce the intensity of your clenching, it helps maximize your comfort and should minimize your need for medications. You may find that you’re more productive and that you can do more throughout the day because you’re pain free and more comfortable with less tension and stress.
Come and see if the NTI-tss® may be the right option for you.