Do you regularly greet the day with aching jaws, headaches, face and neck pain after grinding your teeth in your sleep? If so, your problem is more common than you might think. Excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching - also called bruxism - can damage the teeth and cause a number of different painful knock-on symptoms such as facial and neck pain. Collectively, these are often referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and it is estimated that up to a quarter of adults suffer from TMD at some point in their lives.
Until recently, the standard treatment for TMD was to have a bite splint or night guard fitted - a mouth guard you wear at night to stop your teeth from closing completely, but these can be uncomfortable to wear and may fail to address the underlying issue, so the problem persists.
At Binley Woods Dentistry, we’re now pleased to offer a brand new, clinically tested technology that stops bruxism before it starts. Cerezen is a revolutionary medical device you wear in your ear. The two custom-made, 3D printed hollow inserts sit in each ear canal; the nearest access point to the temporomandibular joint and the perfect place to target the source of your symptoms. Once inserted, they retain the shape of your ear canal in the open jaw position because they are made from a 3D printed rigid material, effectively encouraging the jaw to return to an ‘open bite’ position. The result is a reduction in grinding, clenching and the amount of pain you experience.
While the pain relief Cerezen provides is profound, the inserts themselves are discrete and almost invisible. With small tabs for easy insertion and removal, they’re comfortable to wear because they’re custom made only for you. The devices can be left in place day or night, except when showering, swimming or playing contact sports. Since they are hollow, they won’t interfere with your hearing or with activities such as speaking or eating. In fact, you’ll probably forget they’re even there.
Can easily be worn during the night or during the day
No adverse effects on speech and hearing
Conservative treatment so no negative long-term effects
Can’t be worn when eating
Potential adverse effecton speech
Possible long-term damage to the jaw
1. Talk to us at Binley Woods about your symptoms and to discuss whether Cerezen is right for you.
2. Have impressions taken of your ear canals.
3. Receive 3D-printed, bespoke devices after approximately two weeks. We will show you how comfortable and easy they are to wear.
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!