Muscles of temporomandibular disorder patients are more easily subjected to neuromuscular fatigue, which leads to a less efficient clenching force, together with non-negligible pain.
In order to tackle this issue, adequate muscle training could determine a better function while reducing pain and disability. So, subjects with TMD of muscular origin have been proposed to use a device designed for the training of chewing muscles.
To assess the actual efficiency of this treatment approach Teethan is of fundamental importance. It is, indeed, a pivotal aid to assess the state of health of the muscular components of the stomatognathic apparatus.
In fact, Maddalone and colleagues investigated the efficiency of a device designed for chewing muscles training based on the degree of improvement of Teethan’s Occlusal Test indexes before the use of the training device, a month after and two months after.
Teethan is, indeed, a pivotal aid to assess the state of health of the neuromuscular system as well as the muscular components of the stomatognathic apparatus.
Maddalone M., Bianco E., Nanussi A., et al. Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders of Muscular Origin with a Silicon Oral Device (Alifixâ): Electromyographic Analysis. J Comtemp Dent Pract 2019; 20(12):1367-1374.