In common terms, one can compare a bite splint to a mouthguard that we often see athletes wear as a means to protect their teeth, gums, and other parts of their mouths. A TMJ bite splint is worn by TMJ patients as a way to protect the teeth from grinding, but that’s just part of what a bite splint does. The TMJ bite splint also keeps the jaw in its proper position which in turn relieves a whole host of other TMJ symptoms. A TMJ bite splint in Denver can be either a fixed or removable appliance.
After starting to wear the bite splint, those suffering from TMD soon experience relief from their TMJ symptoms. Of course before any patient can get a professionally-made TMJ bite splint in Denver, he/she must first consult a neuromuscular dentist such as Dr. Berry.
Is A Bite Splint Ideal for You?
Without actually stepping foot inside of a dental office there is no surefire way to say that a TMJ bite splint is or isn’t a suitable option for you to try. An extensive examination is necessary to be sure that you actually have TMJ disorder and that a bite splint will be worth your while. This includes using various dental technologies along with x-rays. Once all is said and done Dr. Berry will have a clear idea as to whether or not a TMJ splint in Denver can help you.
A Design That Provides Relief
There are hundreds of bite splints on the market today between those sold in dental offices as well as those sold online and over the counter at drug stores. As more and more companies begin to design their own in efforts to outdo competition, the variety will only grow. With so many choices out there, how will you know which one is right for you. First, you can rule out the “boil ‘n bite” bite splints on the market. They may reduce the wear and tear on your teeth, but they will do nothing to correct your bite. Only a trained TMJ dentist can do that with a custom-fit bite splint.Choose Dr. Berry to ensure that the TMJ splint that you wear is truly effective.