Help for Headaches
We have known many people in the Guntersville, Albertville and Arab area who suffer from frequent headaches related to dental issues. If that sounds familiar, we may be able to help.
Many people who suffer from headaches, including migraines and tension headaches, are clenching their teeth at night. What’s worse, most don’t realize they are doing this. The NTI-tss Plus™ appliance reduces clenching by not allowing the canine or back teeth to touch. This diminishes muscle contractions in the head and face, which can be the cause of headaches and migraines. To demonstrate how the NTI-tss works, simply touch the muscles of your temples while biting down on a pencil with the back teeth as hard as possible. The temporal muscles will bulge and intensely contract. When you bite down on a pencil, with only the front teeth, the temporal muscles remain relaxed.
What Is It?
The NTI appliance is a small, clear nightguard that covers only your four front teeth. Due to its small size, it is comfortable to wear while you sleep. The NTI is custom fabricated to be worn on either your upper or lower teeth. It is made using a safe, non-toxic thermoplastic that does not contain BPA (Bisphenol A), a chemical in some plastics that many people are concerned about.
Does It Really Work?
In a clinical trial, 82% of NTI-tss users experienced a 77% reduction in migraine events…with no medical side effects. This is an amazing result!
How Do I Get The NTI-tss Plus?
One of our dentists can evaluate whether the NTI-tss Plus is right for you. Call us to schedule a consultation, and if we determine that you are a good candidate, we will take impressions of your teeth and send the impressions to our lab. In about two weeks, you will return to our office to try in the NTI appliance. After wearing it for a few weeks, we hope to hear from you that you’ve noticed a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of your headaches!
Will My Insurance Cover This?
Some dental insurance plans will pay for some or all of the NTI appliance. We do not currently file claims to medical insurance plans, but we can provide you with the information so you can file a claim on your medical plan if you wish to do so.