Recently, a patient sought us for consultation concerning having a migraine whenever she wakes up in the morning. After undergoing some check-ups, our dentist found out that she was suffering from Bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching) which explained why she was having a migraine every morning when she wakes up. She was advised to have a NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition) device which will help to prevent her from Bruxism. This is recommended for those people like her who suffers from Bruxism, which should be worn while sleeping at night. Right after her consultation with our dentist, she got herself a NTI device on the same day. About a few days later, she came back and informed us that she never had a good night sleep not until she has had the device. She now wakes up feeling refreshed without the migraine caused by her sleeping disorder before.
If you have problems on your sleeping habits like her, you may consult our clinic for treatments.
The NTI-tss migraine prevention device protects teeth, muscles and joints by suppressing parafunctional muscle contraction by almost 70%. Originally developed to prevent migraine pain, the NTI-tss is proven to be a superior alternative to full coverage bite guards.
The NTI-tss (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition-Tension Suppression System) also gives dentists a way to simply and effectively treat patients suffering from tension and migraine headaches by reducing the intensity of jaw clenching while the patient sleeps.
How does it help ?
By reducing clenching intensity and preventing grinding the NTI relieves or resolves:
- Morning headaches
- Daytime headaches
- During-the-night headaches
- Jaw joint pain
- Chronic sore neck
- Face and sinus pain
- Some types of tooth sensitivity
- Tooth wear and breaking
- prevention of occlusal trauma : after placement in implantology ,after insertion of a new restoration
NTI-tss Practice Advantages
- No side- effects
- Excellent clinical results as well as high diagnostic value
- Excellent patient compliance due to the NTI's small size and fast results
- Easier to seat with fewer adjustments than a traditional bite guard
- Less chair time
- Excellent practice builder
NTI-tss Patient Advantages
- More comfortable
- Less chair time
- More effective
- Tooth wear from bruxing and clenching
- Muscle pain associated with muscle dysfunction
- Diagnostic treatment planning
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Severely worn centrals
- Incompatible occlusal scheme
The NTI device has been used successfully with thousands of patients. In 1998, it received FDA approvalfor preventing clenching, grinding, and tension-type headaches. In June of 2001, the NTI gained approval for preventing migraines.
The NTI-tss protocol is approved for the Prevention of Medically Diagnosed Migraine Pain and Jaw Disorders through the reduction of trigeminally innervated muscular activity.
Full-coverage bite guards increase clenching activity for some patients by providing an ideal clenching surface for canines and molars. The NTI-tss discludes all posteriors and reduces clenching intensity by nearly 70%.
More comfortable, better compliance
The NTI-tss is smaller, less bulky and won't trigger a gag reflex. Because it is more comfortable, patients actually wear it.
Less chairtime, easier to seat
Because the NTI-tss covers only the front teeth it's easier to seat, saving you valuable chair time.
Durable, precise fit
NTI-tss is made from Clear thermoplastic material. Our high heat, high pressure injection process guarantees a perfect fit with proven durability. Clear thermoplastic material provides a perfect fit with no shrinkage and won't absorb stains or odors. Clear thermoplastic material is proven to last three times longer than conventional acrylic guards.
UPPER OR LOWER NTI-tss
Although some doctors still prefer the maxillary NTI-tss , more experienced users continue to find additional indications for a lower appliance. Factors that influence arch choice may include clinical crown length and tooth contour (retention), tooth rotations and malposition, uneven incisal edges, and narrow arch width. Technical advisor can make recommendations after models are mounted and analyzed in the laboratory.