Quality power mouthguards are custom-fit based on the principles of TM Joint stability and neurological balance.
They mouthguards physically place an athlete’s jaw in the most optimal position, helping improve breathing and performance. They enable maximum oxygenation by increasing the size of the airway. They also help the head, neck, and shoulders to achieve a balanced and relaxed position, allowing athletes to increase upper body strength and improve balance and flexibility.
You do not have to be a gymnast or Olympic cyclist to benefit from these appliances. Even if you are an avid gym goer you can benefit from the effects of restored structural balance.
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The process used to create these mouthguards is more than just a generic boil and bite technique. At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, we conduct an extensive TMJ evaluation that includes imaging of the jaws, head and neck and models of the teeth. To relax the muscles of the neck and jaw, pulsed low frequency electrical stimulation is administered. The relaxed jaw position is then measured and recorded on a jaw-tracking computer. Results are sent to a laboratory, where the customized mouthguard is created and delivered within two weeks. All our appliances are checked with Dr Patel using motor nerve reflex testing to make sure that they are working optimally before you take them home.