Are you frustrated with your doctor trying suggestion after suggestion, hoping to find the one cause of your migraine headaches?
Despite being so common, it's extremely difficult to determine the underlying causes of migraines. Without knowing the cause, it's even harder to suggest effective treatment. Migraine relief could be one dentist visit away, however, with the NTI device in Chicago.
How the NTI Device Can Help With Your Migraine Headache Relief
Do you ever wake in the morning or in the middle of the night with a sore jaw or jaw muscles?
Do you find that you're waking up with the beginning of a headache?
If so, the NTI device could be the answer you've been searching for. Whether it's due to your natural bite pattern or from a misalignment from dental work, when your bite is out of alignment, your jaw muscles are constantly under stress from the clenching, grinding, and moving.
To solve this issue, we can fit you with an NTI device, which is engineered to fit into the front of your mouth, between your upper front and lower front teeth. The NTI device not only prevents you from grinding, but it also takes the tension out of clenching. Many NTI device wearers see a drastic improvement in their headache frequency right away.
Why Might I Need An NTI Device?
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, has a number of potential causes. Stress can certainly be a factor, as can misalignment of the jaw. Over time, bruxism can lead to the wearing down or chipping of the tooth enamel, which also contributes to the jaw pain and headaches.
There are several types of mouth guards on the market. Many of these are full upper mouth guard, which holds the jaw in a more comfortable place while sleeping, removing the tendency of the body to clench or grind teeth to try to find a more comfortable setting place. The NTI device differs from the full mouth guard because it is only worn around the front teeth in the mouth.
To see how the NTI device helps relieve pain and tension caused by clenching, bite down on a pencil with your back teeth while feeling just in front of your ears, or watching your temples. You'll see the muscles working hard to bite down. Now move the pencil to your front teeth and bite. There is a very significant reduction in the amount of bite power, thereby reducing the stress and pain associated with grinding and clenching.
In order to determine if this NTI device could prove to be beneficial for you, call us to set up a consultation. We will perform a comprehensive exam to help determine the causes of headaches you've been having.
For More Information
For more information about Chicago causes of headaches and the NTI device, call us at 773-772-8400. Learn more about the details of the procedure, or request an appointment for a consultation.