Daytime appliances are designed to help treat temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) during the day. Much like nightguards, daytime appliances work by protecting your teeth and improving the jaw muscle and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function. These appliances prevent teeth grinding which relieves tension caused by the weakened jaw muscle. Additionally, wearing a daytime appliance helps to protect sleep apnea patients from TMJ disc displacement that can lead to perforations and permanent dislocations.
Daytime appliances can help alleviate many symptoms associated with TMD, such as:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Acid reflux
- Chronic headaches
- Airway disorders
If you are suffering from one or more of these symptoms, schedule a consultation today to see if a daytime appliance could be right for you.
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