What is the E-Appliance?

The Problem
The E-appliance is a patented double arch orthotic. Its unique design solves bite problems and their symptoms. It is easy to deliver, easy to use and – for the first time – allows us to stabilize the entire masticatory system.

Many people experience problems resulting from improper positioning of the tempromandibular joint, bite problems and associated musculature. The excessive bruxing and clenching this causes may lead to excessive wear, loose teeth, rotation or migration of teeth, cracked or broken teeth, headaches, pain or tenderness of the joint and associated musculature, popping or clicking of the joint, deterioration of the joint, or other problems. As dental technology advances and people demand more effective treatment options and more complex cosmetic procedures, reducing or eliminating such problems becomes increasingly important.

Other oral appliances cover a single arch to prevent teeth from grinding against one another during sleep. Although such oral appliances can reduce certain symptoms of grinding, they cannot maintain their effectiveness over a long period of time, due to their inability to stabilize the opposing teeth. Furthermore, natural physiological triggers (interferences in the appliance) can continue to cause deterioration of the joint despite use of such oral appliances.

Even if an appliance is constructed and adjusted so that the opposing teeth contact the appliance at the same time – a difficult and time-consuming process – the positions of the opposing teeth may continue to shift, which necessitates continued adjustment of the oral appliance. If the appliance is not continually adjusted, the appliance – with interferences – perpetuates additional instability and deterioration will occur. These and other deficiencies have made previous oral appliances inadequate for the needs of our patients.

The solution
The E-appliance can reduce or eliminate problems and disadvantages associated with previous oral appliances. The two arches contact one another using a single anterior bearing point on a flat plane, which allows the user’s muscles and anatomy to move the joint into its proper natural position.

Because the E-appliance ensures that the joint is in its proper natural position and eliminates proprioceptive input to the muscles, bite force is reduced, and masticatory system harmony is established.

 

The E-appliance is easy to order. Visit this page for instructions and a downloadable ordering form.