“I think the NTI-splint does more damage than good. It is only for immediate pain relief, not as a long-term appliance,” said a California prosthodontist.
“NTI causes open bite issues and long-term damage to the TMJ’s,” reported a Texas dentist.
Some dentists worry that improper use of the NTI can cause orthodontic problems or jaw pain.
“The NTI caused a patient increased TMJ pain,” said a Georgia dentist. “The NTI creates anterior open bites if used for the long term,” declared a Hawaii dentist.
To hear more of what dentists had to say about NTI-splints, please click play and watch the following survey video –
In general, it’s great for dentists have more treatment options in their bag of tricks, but the NTI is like almost any other treatment modality: if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can do more harm than good.
What has been your experience with the NTI-splint at your dental practice?