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NTI /Treatment for Migraines
If you have jaw pain, a stiff or sore neck, morning headaches, tension headaches, or sensitive teeth (or any combination of these symptoms) you may be unknowingly grinding or clenching your teeth at night. The good news is that your dentist has a simple solution to treat this problem: an NTI.
An NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Tension Suppression System) is a small device that fits over the front teeth (top or bottom). This device is generally worn only when you sleep and it prevents your back teeth from touching. The difference between the NTI and traditional mouth guards is that traditional devices, while they keep your teeth separated, still offer a surface to bite down on and can actually lead to clenching your teeth with even greater force.
The NTI addresses this problem because it does not allow your back teeth to touch at all which greatly reduces the pressure which you can exert while clenching or grinding. The reflex to clench or grind your teeth at night is suppressed.
Most patients notice improvement within a few days with maximum results typically obtained within 8 week. In fact, here at Dr. Wintersteen’s office, if you are not satisfied with your NTI, we will give you a full refund, and therefore the NTI is a risk-free treatment for your symptoms.