... I have a very very bad bite and my jaw is pushed back more than it should be so he thinks a repositioning splint would be the best. I would be using the repositioning for a short period of time and if I find that it helps, I would move on to braces. ... (6 replies)
... Gretagirl does give you good advice. I didn't choose to go with splint therapy lightly. I also knew I needed supplementary treatments while I was in splint therapy to address other things influencing the TMJD. ... (6 replies)
... Just make sure you know the long range plan before you start this type of sprint that can permantly change your bite. Is braces in the picture?
No one cares more about your dental health then you do.
Best of luck. (6 replies)
... My third oral surgeon reccomended I get into splint therapy. He would not do it and told me to go see my dentist. ... (1 replies)
... How did the splint therapy help your tmj? ... (7 replies)
... my upper pallet and straightening my teeth I would NOT have a severe case of TMJ right now.The jasper jumpers and herbst device is what triggered the issues. My bite has opened back up and I am currently in splint therapy with braces awaiting total joint replacement. ... (7 replies)
... that goes on the bottom teeth and is worn 24 hours for 6 months to get me out of pain, then braces then surgery bc I have an open bite. He says if I fix my open bite with braces the teeth will eventually move back to an open bite. That my problem is skeletal and not my teeth. Hence the surgery. ... (0 replies)
... This kind of splint has 'bumps' on the top that correlate with the top teeth. It encourages a proper bite. It also kept my bite in a proper position without the teeth touching. ... (2 replies)
... Once the tongue thrust is fully corrected, then the effect of the braces is permanent, and an open bite will not reoccur. Another thing to remember is that teeth in adults are very unstable, they move around alot over the course of one's life. ... (9 replies)
... r sharing something positive! I went to a dentist for non surgical treatment and they sent me to a surgeon bc I was in too much pain and couldn't open enough for splint therapy. They were going to do something similar to your treatment. ... (9 replies)
... There are two types of TMJD.
1) Temporary type, mostly experienced by sportsmen who have taken a hit to the jaw or pregnant women who are subject to high stress. This often sorts itself out really quickly <- Nightguards are prescribed for this type.
2) The permanent type, which is believed to be caused by a lack of space at the back of the joint space which pushes a disc... (42 replies)
... both came back normal. And my bite is actually fine but there's some sort of deformity going in my right jaw. I just don't know what the exact issue is though. ... (42 replies)
... bite splint therapy. I am also from Mt. Pleasant, MI and going through the same thing. ... (6 replies)
... My Mouth has the muscle spasms and I have headaches, I clench my teeth like no tomarrow! My orthodontist specializes in TMJ. He suggested that I go through the bite splint therapy. Then I would have to go through braces after that. Is there any good comments about this? ... (13 replies)
... of training with regards to splints and the function of the jaw. Through my personal experience, it is my opinion that both play a role in terms of how well the splint works. ... (4 replies)
... The arthritis on the left side means joint inflammation so your bite is out of balance. healthy joints aren't inflammed, does your knee hurt if you press on it? ... (4 replies)
... Hello, I just started splint therapy for TMJ a few weeks ago, and the other day, my doctor said he had to "adjust" the splint. ... (0 replies)
... of stress for about a month or two and noticed I was wearing down the enamel on my 2 front bottom teeth. My dentist built them back up and made me a soft rubber bite guard to wear while sleeping. I was biting through that in 3 weeks. ... (0 replies)
... bly basing the slpint therapy on the clicking he is hearing when you open and close as well as the visual evidence he is seeing on your teeth that indicates your bite is not as good as it should be. ... (4 replies)
... and now I'm going to to splint therapy for a while. For the next 2 months I have to wear this every day all the time, than I can take it out and wear it only at night. ... (4 replies)