NTI-TSS system

What is NTI-tss?
NTI-tss stands for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition. Nociceptors are nerves that sense and respond when the body is harmed. They tell the brain of impending damage, injury, or irritation. Trigeminal refers to the nerve which has three sensory divisions within the face and neck. The lower case tss stands for tension suppression system.

How Does NTI-tss Work?
Bruxism, many migraines, and TMJ dysfunction result from a jaw muscle/nerve malfunction. The NTI-tss interrupts the involuntary tug of war between the jaw’s side and temporal muscles, reducing clenching intensity by one-third, thus reducing the barrage of negative impulses transmitted by nerves. Furthermore, the device causes muscles to relax in a stable position so that you and those hyperactive malfunctioning muscles can rest. Often this eliminates bruxism-related migraines and various kinds of TMJ pain. Some patients experience relief after one night, while others find comfort after a few weeks of wearing the NTI-tss.

The Facts About NTI-tss
Custom made to fit each patient’s unique bite, the NTI-tss appliance features a snap-in fit to stay secure during the night. Children cannot wear the standard device, but a special appliance made for primary teeth can be made. Believe it or not, many insurance policies will help cover the costs of the appliance because it is FDA approved for migraine treatment and falls under the category of oral appliance or splint.

If you suffer from bruxism, migraines, or TMJ pain, ask about the NTI-tss. You deserve relief.

By reducing clenching intensity and preventing grinding the NTI relieves or resolves:

  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime headaches
  • During-the-night headaches
  • Migraines
  • Jaw joint pain
  • Chronic sore neck
  • Face and sinus pain
  • Some types of tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth wear and breaking

Has this treatment been tested?

The NTI device has been used successfully with thousands of patients. In 1998, it received FDA approval for preventing clenching, grinding and tension-type headaches. In June of 2001, the NTI gained approval for preventing migraines.


Diagnosis and Indications:

The NTI-tss is indicated in those diagnosed conditions whose treatment (or prevention of) warrants/requires any combination of:

  • reduced joint strain;
  • musculoskeletal stable condylar orientation;
  • reduction of intensity and normalization of trigeminally innervated musculature;
  • protection of tooth or restorations.

Examples of indicated uses:

  • Internal joint derangements
  • Obtaining ideal condylar orientation prior to comprehensive occlusal therapy
  • Treatment and prevention of MPD.
  • Bruxism nightguard
  • Migraine prevention/relief.

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