Archive for May 2013

While there are lots of different reasons for headaches, dental appliances and altering the bite have been shown to have an 80% success rate in treatment of headaches. For someone with a headache problem, this is a huge opportunity for relief. The best way to see if you are a candidate is to ask your dentist for a trial bite appliance. Should you achieve an acceptable amount of relief in a short period of time, then a full analysis of your bite, including models, a record of your jaw joint position, a full set of photos is the next step allowing the dentist to develop a plan. Planning in dentistry is underdone, often because insurance companies don't pay for some of the steps. It is however invaluable for treatment of headaches, bite disorders and the like. Success is dependent upon a good plan.