TMJD Orthotic Device VS a Nightguard

If you are suffering from jaw pain or have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, you are not alone.

Millions of people all over the globe deal with bite problems and TMJD. Furthermore, some are not even aware of the constant clenching and grinding and that is where you dentist in Burlington comes in.

A Bioesthetic Dentist for TMJD

If you follow this blog you will recall that your TMJ is what connects the lower and upper jaw. Moreover, f it isn’t working properly it can cause issues for teeth and gums. This is called TMJD or temporomandibular joint disorder.

Dr. Mike Morris is a bioesthetic dentist who looks at the entire chewing system to determine if you have a cross, under, over or any other type of bite issue. Your Burlington family dentist also checks your temporomandibular joints for TMJD.

If Dr. Morris discovers an issue he will discuss your options so that you can make a decision regarding treatment.

Orthotics for TMJD

Dr. Morris offers patients two types of dental orthotics. One is used part time and is designed using 3D images as well as a series of more than 40 pictures and dental models for bite correction.

This type of dental orthotic stabilizes your neck and head bringing stability to your TMJ leading to a healthier and more stable chewing system.

Chittenden Dental Orthotic

The dental orthotic designed by Chittenden Dental is used full time as this leads to long term jaw stability and position. This certainly helps when planning your TMJD treatment.

Just like the dental orthotic mentioned above, the Chittenden Dental orthotic manages your entire chewing system. It is designed and crafted by a highly skilled team along with two bioesthetic dentists.

In addition the orthotic device from Chittenden Dental is managed and adjusted by Dr. Mike Morris as these critical tasks need to be handled by a dentist who is trained to do so.

Nightguards for TMJ

While nightguards are a cheaper option for treating TMJD they are nothing but a piece of plastic that you place between your teeth.

Nightguards really do nothing to manage your airways or bring about orthopedic stability to your jaw joints or chewing system.

Unfortunately nightguards will not give you the results that you were hoping for. Firstly they are usually made and managed by a dental lab. Secondly nightguards don’t have the intricate design that orthotics in Burlington do either.

Get Professional Help for TMJD

When it comes to bite and jaw issues you need a professional. Dr. Mike Morris is that professional.

Call or send a direct message for more information regarding custom made orthotics for TMJD in Burlington. Your teeth and gums will be glad you did.

Schedule an appointment today. 



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