The purpose of bite therapy is to align the teeth and jaw bones (TMJ) so they don’t become over worked. Overworked jaw muscle can create a similar pain to a harsh workout at the gym. This muscular and structural instability can result in unfavourable oral conditions.
How Are TMJ Disorders Treated? The treatment of TMJ depends on the severity of it. Treatments include soft diet, medication and sometimes-custom orthotic appliances, called a bite split. The bite split is designed for a patient’s unique case and sits on top of the bottom teeth. It realigns and redistributes the muscular forces on the TMJ, while guarding and guiding specific joint movements.