Occlusion Equilibration (bite adjustment) is the mechanical adjustment of the teeth to improve the alignment of your jaw joint, also called temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, during the closed resting position of the mouth. Common signs for misaligned jaws and teeth that may appear during day time or during sleep include:
- premature tooth wear
- stress on the muscles and tendons
Those signs result in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) symptoms, such as:
- muscular aches
- pains in the face, neck, shoulders and back
- earaches, or ringing in the ears
Night guards occlusal splints and deprogrammers are diagnostic tools and sometimes temporary solutions to this problem. A night guard protects your teeth from occlusal trauma. They are generally used in protecting your jaw and teeth from grinding and clenching while you sleep. It is an appliance used to align the jaw so that the jaw joints sit properly in their sockets to promote proper movement. With Dr. Sunny Yuen’s extensive knowledge on occlusion (bite), he shows expertise in properly fabricated night guards that are suitable for individual cases of TMJ disorder.