What is neuromuscular dentistry?
The science of NMD is based on the understanding that your jaw needs to be in its most relaxed position at rest. Your DB Dental dentist will weigh up the complex relationship between your teeth, jaw joints and muscles. NMD principles will then be applied to rebuild your bite, giving you healthy muscles and joints as well as a beautiful smile.
NMD begins by relaxing the muscles around the jaw, using a Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation (TENS) device. This is an ultra-low frequency unit that deprograms and relaxes muscles, allowing us to correct and re-align your bite. A K7 machine is then used to find your optimal jaw position. This very sensitive measuring tool uses electromyography, sonography and jaw tracking scans to record your muscle tension and listen to your jaw joint, while at rest and while functioning.
What is involved in the treatment?
As a DB Dental patient, you’ll be provided with personalised orthotic devices to gently align your jaw. In this treatment, you will wear a removable (or fixed, in some cases) dental appliance that will maintain the position of your jaw in a more relaxed position. This device is individually made for you, according to your condition or to the position of your jaw.
What other techniques are available?
Other restorative techniques are then used to restore your teeth; they can include Implants, Empress CEREC and Invisalign™.
We also offer aesthetic services including teeth whitening and veneers. We provide custom-made individual bleaching trays, so you can achieve that beautiful smile by whitening your teeth at home.