Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly known as TMJ or TMD, is a condition that affects the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, tenderness, and difficulty opening or closing the mouth. One potential treatment for TMJ is the use of an NTI, which is a type of dental appliance that can help alleviate symptoms and improve overall jaw function.
An NTI is a small, custom-made dental appliance that is worn over the front teeth while sleeping. It is designed to keep the back teeth apart, which can help reduce the intensity of clenching or grinding that often occurs in people with TMJ. By minimizing the amount of pressure put on the jaw joint and muscles, an NTI can help alleviate pain and other TMJ symptoms.
One of the major advantages of using an NTI is that it is a non-invasive treatment option. Unlike more aggressive treatments like surgery, an NTI does not involve altering the structure of the jaw or teeth. It simply provides a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, allowing the jaw muscles to relax and recover.
NTI is a minimally interfering treatment option is because it is worn exclusively at night while you sleep. This means that it doesn't interfere with your daily activities, such as eating, speaking, or socializing. By only needing to wear the appliance while you sleep, you can enjoy the benefits of reduced TMJ symptoms without having to worry about it affecting your daily routine. Additionally, because the NTI is custom-made to fit your teeth, it should feel comfortable and not cause any discomfort while you sleep
The process of getting an NTI typically involves a brief dental appointment, during which the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and use it to create a custom-fitted appliance. Once the appliance is ready, the dentist will show you how to properly insert and remove it, and provide any necessary care instructions. From there, you simply wear the appliance while sleeping, and enjoy the benefits of reduced TMJ symptoms.
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