TMJ Care & Kois Deprogrammer
Reduce unnecessary ware on teeth especially anterior teeth
Allows for long term success and comfort in your mouth
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or more commonly known as TMJ is a chronic inflamation of the tempero-mandibular joint, the joint that hinges the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull. The muscles and the joints that are associated with the teeth are subject to wear, tear, and eventually will break down.
Although they are also very adaptable, ultimately people with TMJ can experience:
– problems with head or neck muscles
– discomfort or pain while trying to chew
– limited jaw opening
– severe wear or breakdown of teeth
Both Dr. Germains have spent many years studying about bite problems at the world renowned Kois Centre, and are proud to offer to our patient’s the Kois Deprogrammer appliance.
The Kois Deprogrammer appliance can help diagnose the possible bite problem, and provide option for future treatment. As well the Deprogrammer aids the dentist in planning the optimal, most comfortable, and risk free bite when restoring many teeth.
Kois Deprogrammer Appliance