However, despite being prevalent throughout the UK and worryingly on the rise, bruxism often remains overlooked and underdiagnosed. Whilst, for some, bruxing doesn’t cause any serious symptoms, for many – the habitual bruxers – the side effects are painful and persistent, and include headaches, migraines on waking, and more.

For habitual bruxers, an occlusal splint may be the only viable treatment option. There are a number of splints and mouth guards available, including soft bite raising appliances, nightguards, and the SCi splint. Read on below to discover our full range of products.

Sleep Clench Inhibitor (SCi & SCi+)

Previously known as NTI-tss, the SCi is an FDA approved treatment for TMD, bruxism, and medically diagnosed migraines. With excellent clinical results, SCi and SCi+ are proven to relieve patient symptoms.

How does the SCi work?
In a study by Clark GT et. al, tension-type headache patients without signs or symptoms of TMD clenched their jaws during sleep, on average, 14 times more intensely than asymptomatic controls. Moreover, it has been shown that temporalis contraction is twice as intense during sleep than in waking patients.

The SCi reduces parafunctional intensity of the temporalis, masseters and the lateral pterygoids (the tiny muscles at your jaw joints that open your jaw), eliminating posterior and canine contact, thereby reducing temporalis clenching.

Indications for SCi
All cases requiring a disconnection of the occlusion and/or the relaxation of the masticatory musculature, such as:

  • the prevention of symptoms associated with bruxism
  • the treatment of certain types of TMD
  • the prevention of occlusal trauma, e.g. protection of restorations and implants in cases of severe bruxism
  • the prevention and treatment of chronic tension type headache and migraine pain

Advantages of the SCi

  • Excellent clinical results
  • Extremely simple and fast chairside procedure: fabrication in 20 minutes; no delays or lab fees
  • Excellent patient acceptance and compliance
  • High diagnostic value
  • Scientifically proven efficacy