SCI appliance

An SCI (sleep clench inhibitor) appliance can help prevent grinding teeth and jaw clenching in your sleep .

Are you one of those people that suffer from migraine or chronic headaches? Do you get tension-type headaches or stiffness in your jaw joint? Maybe you experience pain or aching in your neck and shoulder?

Well, help could be at hand. All of these symptoms can have one common source: a hyper-activity of the jaw muscles. External signs are teeth grinding or clenching, which generally occur unconsciously while you are asleep. The truth is, over ten million of us in the U.K. do this perhaps without even knowing it, unaware of the damage taking place. There’s even a name for it: Bruxism. For ten years now, Dr Peter Farrage, of Enhance Dental Care in Yarm, has been treating bruxism patients with great success.

“Some people’s lives are dominated by headaches or neck and shoulder pain,” says Peter. “For others, the symptoms come and go and are much milder. But you needn’t suffer at all.”

An SCI device, or sleep clench inhibitor, is custom made and fitted in one easy visit and has a success rate of over 90%.

“It was miraculous!” says happy Gary Peplow of Appleton Wiske. “I had problems with my neck and shoulders and it was getting me down. I was even booked in to see a Chiropractor to get it sorted. Luckily, I saw Peter beforehand who fitted me with this thing, and within 36 hours the pain had gone. It wasn’t just a bit better, the pain had disappeared completely. And I’m getting a better night’s sleep. Astonishing!”

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

What is a Bruxist?

A Bruxist is someone who clenches or grinds their teeth, usually in their sleep.

Problems asssociated with bruxism

  • Your teeth can become worn down, cracked and broken which alters your smile. As you have less tooth height, the proportions of your face can change, especially if you develop bulging jaw muscles.
  • Headaches and jaw ache are common, as is pain or clicking in the jaw joint and discomfort or stiffness in the neck and shoulders. Teeth can become very sensitive to temperature.
  • When you clench and grind your teeth, your jaw muscles tense up producing an unrestful sleep. This can affect your ability to concentrate and make you feel generally tired. Teeth are more likely to break and fillings and so on will not last as long, meaning that you spend more time and money fixing preventable problems.

Why do I brux?

People clench and grind their teeth when three things happen:

  • You have an imperfect bite (only 7% have a perfect bite)
  • You have the unconscious habit of clenching or grinding your teeth
  • Stress

A patients view on Bruxism

Treatment price with dental plan
SCI appliance from £275 from £275

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