When treating TMJ disorders or related problems, our skilled dentists may use the NTI system. This oral appliance technology helps to suppress and halt clenching to protect your teeth, jaws, and muscles from tension and damage. To learn more about the NTI system in Marriottsville, Maryland, and to schedule your consultation with Drs. Roschella, Zinger, or Brown, please contact RZ Dental Group at 410-442-5678.

Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition (NTI) devices are often recommended to suppress clenching and other reflexive problems. The consistent clenching of teeth can cause significant problems that affect not only your oral health, but your quality of life. Some of these problems include:

  • A painful, aching jaw
  • A sore jaw and muscles
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Cracked, chipped, and worn teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Stiff neck
  • Tension and morning headaches

NTI devices are worn over the front teeth at night to reduce and effects of clenching and grinding. Each NTI appliance is custom-designed to fit your smile and prevent your teeth from touching so that you do not clench.

Using the NTI system, you can expect relief for the physical symptoms of clenching within a few hours to a few weeks as your muscles begin to un-learn their clenching habit.

We invite you to call our office today if you have any questions about the NTI system. We will be happy to provide you with further information and help you schedule an appointment with our caring dentists.