Teeth Grinding or Clenching

Bruxism is the grinding of teeth and clenching of the jaw that causes tooth wear, breakages, Temporomandibular Joint disorders (pain and limited movement of the jaw joint), migraines and headache. Both children and adults are affected and is most common in adults over 25 year old. Most people grind and/or clench their teeth occasionally and is usually worse during stressful periods.

There are many dental appliances available such as Michigan Splints have been more commonly used. More recently the introduction of smaller splints such as the SCi has proven to be extremely successful for reducing symptoms caused by tooth grinding and clenching. The SCi is the most clinically effective FDA cleared treatment for TMD, bruxism, and medically diagnosed migraines.