KGTV 10News of San Diego reports about a low-tech dental device that is designed for prophylactic treatment of medically diagnosed migraine pain and for migraine associated tension-type headaches:
Many people are finding relief the low-tech way with a tiny device that fits right over your teeth, 10News reported.
“This NTI device is the like dimmer switch on nerve activity at night which makes the migraines less triggerable during the day,” said Dr. Jim Boyd, the dentist who invented the device.
The one-inch, custom-fitted night guard snaps onto your two front teeth and prevents your back teeth from clenching during sleep — that clenching is considered a significant trigger for migraine headaches.
“Their top teeth will hit (the) device and prevent the clenching and intensity from achieving high levels,” explained Boyd.
When you clench your back teeth, it excites the muscles around your temples.
Boyd said the dental device is FDA-approved.
The device costs about $600 and is covered by medical insurance for migraine treatment.
In addition, the device is approved by the FDA for the prevention of jaw disorders.