Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) are caused by excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching, also called bruxism. Not only can it wear down your teeth, but it can cause knock-on symptoms such as facial and neck pain.
Until recently, the standard treatment for TMD was to have a night guard fitted - a mouth guard you wear at night to stop your teeth from closing completely. However, many patients don’t like wearing them, so the problem persists.
At Binley Woods Dental, we’re now pleased to offer a brand new technology that stops bruxism before it starts. Cerezen is a very small device you wear in your ear, which creates a cognitive awareness that sends messages to your brain to correct itself. The way it does this is by encouraging the jaw to return to a slightly open bite position. It’s tiny, discreet, custom-made to fit your ear canal and won’t interfere with activities such as speaking or eating. In fact, you’ll probably forget it’s even there.
- Cerezen stops your grinding/clenching whereas bite guards simply limit the damage to your teeth
- Cerezen doesn’t affect your eating or speaking like a bite guard does and, even though it sits in your ear, has no effect on your hearing
- Cerezen has no negative or long-term side-effects, unlike bite guards which can still allow damage to the jaw
We’re very excited for our patients to benefit from this new technology, so call us today on 02476 540 045 to learn more about how Cerezen can help you!