The process starts with thorough examination and history taking of the patient for diagnosis of TMD. This is followed by finding of the appropriate resting position of your jaw. An orthotic is created to sustain this relaxed position. Now in subsequent visits for the next 3-6 months, refinements will be made to the orthotic as your muscles continue to heal and relax. Once the jaw position becomes stable and the symptoms subside, the new jaw position is verified by the K7 and EMGs. After this, the bite is finally established at this proven position.
NMD is extremely successful in reducing the pain and discomfort of patients who have poor bite as the primary cause of their symptoms. But as every treatment gives best results only if it is new, same is with NMD. Treatment becomes less predictable and longer-term in nature if the problem is present since long as in chronic cases; where the structural and postural changes goes far beyond the jaw and bite.
NMD treats the most of the reasons that require cosmetic dentistry. So needless to worry about the cosmetic dentistry as NMD will certainly give you a beautiful smile.
If you have most of the symptoms of TMD and have unsuccessfully tried many other treatments, then it is quite possible that NMD is the treatment for you.
Neuromuscular dentistry is a non-invasive technique as compared to conventional dentistry. Moreover as almost all the changes and adjustments are made on the orthotic, it is not painful. For the final establishment of bite, aqualizers or NuCalm is given to relax the patient and make the process painless.