Teeth grinding and jaw clenching (also called bruxism), innovative and effective treatment from TMD and associated symptoms such as jaw pain, and headaches
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, then Cerezen could be for you.
Headaches or migraines
Jaw muscle pain or stiffness
Teeth grinding or jaw clenching
Aching pain in and around ears
Pain in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint soreness
Radiating pain in the face, jaw or neck
Limited movement or locking jaw
A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
Painful jaw clicking or popping when opening or closing the mouth
Cerezen™ ear canal inserts, however, are ideal for daytime use. The custom, hollow ear inserts for TMJ do not affect eating or speaking and are barely visible. They are comfortable enough to wear all day while they relieve TMJ pain.
How can Cerezen help?
When you move your jaw, your ear canal opens and closes. As the ear canal is so close to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), it makes it the perfect place to target the source of your symptoms. When your customised Cerezen devices are inserted into the ear canal, they retain the shape of your ear canal in the open jaw position because they are made from a 3D printed rigid material. The Cerezen devices effectively encourage the jaw to return to a relaxed position and provides symptom relief.
What Damage Does Clenching Cause?
Clenching can cause tiny pieces of enamel to fracture at the weakest point along the gum line.. Many believe they are caused by aggressive brushing, whereas clenching is the culprit
Fracture lines can appear on the surface of the teeth. These can be superficial, but if they extend through the body of the tooth, they can become painful and in some cases the tooth will break Clenching and grinding wears away tooth structure, If a person has had dental work, such as fillings or crowns, clenching and grinding can damage these.
What are the traditional TMJ pain treatments?
TMJ treatment options Bite Splint
The most traditional form of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) treatment has been to prescribe bite splints. These are plastic bite splints that fit over the upper or lower teeth to prevent the teeth from coming together, thus reducing the amount of clenching and grinding. While bite splints help to reduce TMJ pain they have shortcomings. They cannot be worn while eating and they also affect speech. As a result, they are typically only worn at night while sleeping
How do I find out where I can get Cerezen?
Ask your dentist, or contact us today to help find a dental provider near you.
How effective is Cerezen?
In clinical studies, over 70% of participants indicated excellent satisfaction with the devices and achieved relief from their TMD symptoms.
Will wearing Cerezen affect my hearing?
Because each device is hollow, sound waves can enter your ear as normal and your hearing will not diminish. There may be a slight alteration in tone, but not in volume.
When can I be fitted for a Cerezen device?
First, you need to have been diagnosed with teeth grinding or TMD by your healthcare provider. Once that has happened they can take your ear impressions, or refer you to another professional who can take them.
Are there any potential complications if I use Cerezen?
Feedback from clinical trials was overwhelmingly positive. As the Cerezen devices are custom-made for the wearer, this ensures comfort during wear as well as ease of fitting and removal. They’re made from medical grade polymers that have been safely used in hearing aids for decades.
How can I be absolutely sure Cerezen is safe?
Cerezen devices are a conservative and completely reversible treatment. They can be removed easily, and do not affect the ears.
Someone I know uses Cerezen. Can we share? Does one size fit all?
No. Each set of devices is custom fitted and 3D printed specifically for each patient.
How will I know in which ear the devices should be worn?
Both earpieces are colour coded. The one for the right ear is marked with a red dot, and the one on the left is marked with a blue dot.
Do I have to wear the devices in both ears?
Yes. Wearing both devices simultaneously is recommended.
Can I wear the Cerezen devices in the shower/bath/swimming pool and when I’m playing contact sports?
No. It’s advisable to take the Cerezen devices out when you’re swimming, bathing, or playing contact sports.
Can I keep Cerezen devices on all day every day, 24/7?
As long as you’re not swimming, bathing, showering, or playing contact sports, Cerezen devices are completely safe to wear continuously. In the unlikely event that you experience any discomfort, remove the devices. We’d also recommend you remove your devices once a day in order to clean them.
Is Cerezen covered by medical insurance?
Cerezen is covered by insurance providers in some territories.