Bite therapy is intended to bring harmony to the jaw and teeth joints (TMJ) to prevent the muscles from being overworked. Overworked or strained jaw muscles can become just as sore as muscles of a person who overworks themselves during an intensive gym workout, and if not corrected, this can result in the development of various oral conditions.
The type of treatment used for TMJ disorders will depend on the severity of the condition. Treatments can include prescription medication, a diet of soft foods and the use of a custom-made orthotic appliance made from a hard acrylic material. Known as a bite splint, these acrylic devices rest over the top surfaces of the bottom teeth. When properly customized, these appliances redistribute the force on the TMJ and muscles, while also protecting the teeth and guiding joint movements.
Because TMJ’s are one of the most complex joints in the body, it can take some time to fully restore their natural harmony. Regardless of how severe the condition is, treatment will take time and it will also be necessary for the patient to change a few of their habits. However, the vast majority of people obtain significant relief when using these appliances as directed.
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