Services Determination of physiological position of the lower jaw

In 85% of cases of occlusal disorders, patients have the wrong position of the mandible
In 74% of cases, the cause of headache is associated with occlusion and increased muscle tone of the head and neck
What is optimal physiological occlusion? Optimal physiological occlusion is the state of the masticatory system in which the muscles are in the most relaxed and balanced state.

If the muscles are in balance, our body does not have to compensate for their increased tone.

Coincidentally, the body's response to stress is spasm of the facial muscles.

 

Our dental-maxillofacial system (mouth) is responsible for ensuring the basic functions of the body: breathing, chewing, swallowing, and speech. Contrary to common belief the dental system does not solely consist of teeth and bone structure, and includes muscles and jaw joints.

Symptoms such as: Pain in the facial joints, numbness of the face, difficulty opening the mouth, muscle fatigue when chewing, tension in the face after waking up, headaches and a spasm of the head and neck, and other symptoms may indicate a dental imbalance in the dental-maxillary system.

The disruption of the masticatory functions may be due to:

• physical trauma

• dental treatment, prosthetics

• alignment of teeth without taking into account the function

• untreated occlusion disorders from childhood

• chronic stress

• systemic diseases

As a result, the "natural” state is lost, and the "usual" (a state in which the facial muscles compensate for the dental disruption) reinforces the faulty position and trajectory of the jaw, causing the spasm of the facial muscles, often with a violation of the jaw joint.

This so-called "habitual" occlusion (closure and movement of the teeth), unfortunately, is very often pathological (i.e. one that adversely affects overall health).

    Therefore, we begin dental treatment by analyzing the function and finding the lost "true" physiological position (trajectory) of the jaw. This requires relieving the spasm of the facial and neck muscles.

Ultra-low frequency electromyostimulation

  • This Is a method of relaxing the muscles of the head and neck by simultaneously and bilaterally stimulating the trigeminal, facial and accessory nerves.

This procedure not only relaxes the muscles, but also helps to "reprogram" them to indicate the optimal physiological position of the lower jaw.

Physiological occlusion (bite) - This is a state in which muscles of genetically programmed physiological length, the temporomandibular joint, and the disc move freely with the

condylar process of mandible during various movements of the mandible.

The purpose of the TENS procedure is to achieve a state of rest in the physiological muscle.

The Myostimulator (TENS) is a device designed for:

  • determination of the therapeutic position of the mandible
  • removal of metabolic products and lactic acid from spasmodic muscles
  • Increasing the blood circulation and oxygen, ATP, Ca and glucose levels in the muscles
  • Increasing the endorphin levels
  • treatment of disorders of the jaw joint (TMJ)
  • removal of chronic spasm of the masticatory and neck muscles
  • transfer of muscle metabolism from anaerobic (lactic acid) to aerobic, which is 8 times  more efficient
  • to relieve a sharp spasm of the facial muscles, which makes it impossible to fully open or close the mouth
  • chronic pain and fatigue during dental treatment
  •  to relieve the symptoms of acute facial muscle pain, before the start of dental treatment (if you do not carry out further treatment, the effect, unfortunately, will not last long)
  •  to determine the true position of the physiological optimal ratio of the jaws before the start of orthodontic, aesthetic treatment

How the procedure is performed:

  • electrodes are glued to the surface of the skin above the projection of nerves that stimulate muscle contraction;

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  • pulses of electromyostimulation cause the formation of action potential, which extends to the muscle through the stimulation of nerves that innervate the masticatory and cervical muscles
  • as a result of such stimulation there is an isotonic contraction of the masticatory and facial muscles, neck muscles and shoulder girdle
  • The back impulse from the muscle fibers to the central nervous system is also blocked.

Thus, the Myostimulator - performs controlled bilateral periodic impulses that help to relax muscles, improve blood circulation and increase the amplitude of mandibular movements.

As a result, the lower jaw begins to move not on the "usual" but on the "true" physiological trajectory of the body.

🔔 It is important to emphasize that the effect of "reprogramming" the muscles is diagnostic and temporary, which is enough for doctors to register the position of the jaw. This position is therapeutic, from which all further treatment will be planned.

Fortunately, this procedure can be used not only at the stage of diagnosis, but also in the process of dental treatment.

⏰ Procedure time: 60-90 minutes

👉🏻Sensation during the procedure: light or medium twitching of the muscles within the stimulated zones.

It is not recommended to use a mobile phone during the procedure as your task is to maintain a state of maximum relaxation and calm.

As a side note, the best relaxation effect is observed when combined with another procedure. NuCalm relinking.

Q: why perform muscle relaxation (TENS-procedure) prior to the delivery of dentures or treatment of dysfunction on orthotics (caps)

A: TENS procedure

  • prevents re-compression of the condylar process of the mandible in the jaw joint
  • relaxes muscles that are in the wrong tone that prevent the lower jaw from moving along a physiological trajectory
  • supports the lower jaw in the correct position in 6 (six) dimensions, which is important for treatment control
  • allows you to correct occlusion on the orthotics (cap) with the correct (healthy) trajectory of the mandible.