TMD-TMJ

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) include several problems with jaw movement and pain in and around the jaw joints. You may also hear TMD called TMJ or TM problems. The jaw joints, or temporomandibular (TM) joints, connect the lower jawbone (mandible) to the skull.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a disorder of the jaw muscles and nerves caused by injury or inflammation to the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is the connection between the jawbone and the skull.

We have a solution for these disorders.

Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Appliance (M.O.R.A)

The MORA (mandibular orthopedic repositioning appliance), is designed to reposition the mandible to achieve neuromuscular balance and an optional condylar-fossae relationship. The Gelb splint is a mandibular splint with acrylic coverage over the posterior teeth and acts to increase vertical dimension. The splint is used to reposition the mandible and can also be used to recapture the disc. This design allows the patient to function normally at the new position while reducing pain/inflammation in the TMJ.

 

The Apex Daytime MORA is available in 3 design options: Daypex-D1 (acrylic with ball clasp), Daypex-D2 (acrylic with ball clasp and lingual wire connector) and Daypex-D3 (thermoformed). These three designs allow for them to be fabricated based on specific concerns for narrow arches, anterior crowding, strength and overall appliance volume/comfort.

TMJ DAY APPLIANCES

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ACRYLIC

Features: Acrylic and ball clasp design provides adjustability and added durability.

Indications:

  • Patients that require added strength and durability
  • Present with anterior crowding and/or limited undercuts
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COMPACT

Features: Lingual wire provides added comfort and reduced lingual thickness.

Indications:

  • Narrow arches/limited tongue space
  • Require minimal lingual interference
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THERMOFORMED

Features: Biocompatible material for added comfort, minimal thickness and reduced acrylic.

Indications:

  • Ideal for patients who are sensitive or allergic to metal
  • Inter-occlusal distances less then 1.5mm

*** Preferred design based on comfort***

TMJ NIGHT APPLIANCES

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ANTERIOR DEPROGRAMMER

Features: Anterior occlusal pad with no posterior contact.

Indications:

  • Acute or chronic bruxism or clenching
  • Control parafunctional activity
  • Reduces clenching and grinding
  • Available in acrylic with ball clasp or biocompatible thermoform
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NIGHT POSITIONER

Features: Full arch occlusion with anterior ramp.

Indications:

  • Anterior ramp prevents disc dislocation (locking) in supine position
  • Protects injured or inflamed tissue
  • Recommended to be used with opposing trutaine/essix tray
  • Available in acrylic with ball clasp or biocompatible thermoform
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ANTERIOR DEPROGRAMMER W/ RAMP

Features: Combines the benefits of anterior deprogrammer with no posterior occlusion of Apex-N1 and anterior ramp of Apex-N2 to support the mandible in the supine position.

Indications:

  • Reduces inflammation (capsulitis)
  • Prevents locking in supine position
  • Improved airway obstruction (tongue space)
  • Reduces clenching and grinding
  • Available in acrylic with ball clasp or biocompatible thermoform
  • Recommended to be used with opposing trutaine/essix tray
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N3 TMJ WITH NASAL AIRWAY HYBRID

Features: The Apex-N3 design with added nasal lifters for improved nasal breathing. Reduces in ammation (capsulitis).

Indications:

  • Prevents locking in supine position
  • Improve airway and nasal obstruction
  • Reduces clenching and grinding
  • Available in acrylic with ball clasp or biocompatible thermoform

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