Bone growth, injuries, tooth loss or wear, and other events can cause your jaw to move out of its ideal position. The resulting TMJ occlusion can be corrected through a repositioning splint, which should always be worn, except while eating meals.
How long does it take a TMJ splint to work?
It can take several weeks to have a proper splint constructed, but once it is, you should see relief in 1-2 months. For some patients, mouth reconstruction is necessary to achieve long-term relief from TMJ. This may require several months to complete.
Do you wear a TMJ splint all day?
The goal of nonpermissive splints is to reposition your teeth and jaw into a more comfortable position that will prevent further pain. These splints are typically required to be worn throughout the day to keep your jaw constantly aligned.
Which splint is best for TMJ?
Removable Neuromuscular Orthotic
This is one of the latest TMJ splint appliances. It’s designed to help you stop grinding and clenching your teeth. Similarly, it is a fantastic tool for treating TMJ dysfunction and pain. A neuromuscular orthotic can be worn most hours of the day.