Are night guards good for TMJ?

Are night guards good for TMJ?

A properly fitted night guard shifts the jaw and teeth into proper alignment, which can alleviate jaw tension, headaches, pain, and other symptoms of temporomandibular joint syndrome.

What kind of night guard is best for TMJ?

CustMbite makes the best night guards for TMJ on the market. Our custom night guard may provide you with additional protection against the effects of grinding and jaw clenching (also known as “bruxism”). This can lead to TMJ, a disorder that’s characterized by pain in your jaw joints.

Is a mouth guard good for TMJ?

Mouth guards help your jaw stay in position, alleviate tooth grinding or clenching and can be a simple but effective treatment for TMJ.

How long does it take for a night guard to work for TMJ?

When I first start wearing a night guard it absolutely uncomfortable. Sticking a hard piece of plastic in your mouth is unnatural and new. It takes time to make an adjustment, remember two weeks on average for most people to get used to it.

Can you have TMJ on one side only?

Many people experience TMJ symptoms, but tend to get them on just one side. They often ask us if it’s possible to develop temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) on one side. The answer is: yes, but it’s usually not just that side that’s affected.

How does a mouthpiece help TMJ?

Mouth guards for TMJ problems are used to hold your jaw in the correct position. This is expected to prevent painful pressure by: Keeping you from clenching your teeth together. Keeping you from grinding your teeth together.

What kind of mouthguard do you need for TMJ?

In a healthy temporomandibular joint, the muscles, joints, and ligaments work harmoniously as you open and close your mouth. However, even a minor misalignment can trigger discomfort throughout your head and neck. Wearing a CustMbite mouthguard for TMJ is an easy and effective method to alleviate the pain of your TMJ.