Clenching your teeth while asleep is the result of some of the strongest muscles in your body tensing up, which can over time damage your teeth, cause morning headaches, sore jaws, stiff necks and sensitive teeth.
The NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Tension Control Device) is an acrylic mini-splint that hugs the front four teeth, reducing the intensity of jaw-clenching during sleep and the symptoms that come along with it.
Prolonged teeth grinding can cause irreversible tooth damage. The edges of teeth get worn down and chip over time.
The constant pressure from grinding causes teeth to flex and bend. This pressure is then transmitted to the gums and bone that support our teeth. Which leads to gum recession and root exposure. Teeth can become significantly sensitive as a result.
The NTI is the smallest and most comfortable appliance ever invented to prevent the damage caused by teeth grinding. It’s stable enough, so it does not move while asleep. And it’s strong enough to last for years, even for the most severe grinders.
If certain spots on your forehead, temples and back of the skull feel very tender when pressure is applied, you are likely clenching your jaw at night.
Patients typically get relief from tension headaches within the first week, but with migraines it may take a few weeks. In clinical trials on migraine patients, 82 percent reported a reduction in their migraine frequency.
If you are one of the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from migraine or tension headaches please contact us about the NTI Tension Control Device.
A full arch dental night guard provides maximum protection against night time grinding, also known as bruxism. This simple device when used consistently will save teeth from being damaged by the wears of night time grinding and clenching. Patients who use the full arch night guard regularly, report less tension headaches, TMJ discomfort, and better sleep
While this appliance may seem bulky at first. Many of our patients get used to sleeping with it. Usually it just takes a consistent effort for a week, then you’ll wonder how you ever slept without a night guard.