A Giant Step to Treat, Prevent, and Cure Tinnitus
Tinnitus can be a bothersome or painful ailment which currently has no cure. It’s possible that a concurrent rise in orthodontic treatments may be responsible for tinnitus’s increase. Tinnisense’s novel way to move teeth has helped diminish tinnitus in some and may have prevented it in others.
Tinnitus-focused intraoral aligners minimize the deleterious force of teeth on the supporting bone. Lingering reverberations in the maxilla (top jaw) and mandible (lower jaw) from undesirable occlusal (bite) forces are sufficient to initiate or exacerbate tinnitus. As prudent tooth repositioning progresses, bad bite forces are gradually diminished to the point where they become subclinical (barely perceptible or imperceptible). Programmed movements of teeth within the tinnitus-focused aligner design are distinct from those within orthodontic-focused aligner designs.
Tooth structure weakened by enamel chips, cleaves, and excessive wear of dentin is repaired non-invasively (no dental shot, no drilling) with the patented enamel replacement process. Enamel replacement, which has never been a part of the braces process, helps to secure a stable result, one more likely to ward off orthodontic relapse and tinnitus. Relapse, which occurs more often than not, is undesirable because as teeth positions worsen and occlusion health gradually declines, it often leads to unwelcomed medical and dental consequences, including tinnitus.
The startling rise in tinnitus suffering shows no signs of abatement. Despite the many millions who suffer from tinnitus, the ailment has received far too little funding and seen scant progress from researchers over the past 50 years. The number of people hampered by tinnitus increased seven times faster than the population grew over the past few decades, an unsustainable pace for any healthcare system.
The possibility that an important connection exists between orthodontic therapy and tinnitus must be explored. If an upgrade to the current method for prudently moving teeth could help stem the surge of tinnitus, it would make sense to incorporate these principles into medical and dental care so this remedy can bring relief and ward off suffering to many in the US and around the world.
A Happy Accident: Discovering the Connection Between Tinnitus and Aligner Care
Some of Dr. Elliot Davis’s dental patients brought to his attention that their tinnitus unexpectedly improved while receiving Tinnisense aligner care. Dentists, physicians and audiologists may want to consider gentle and affordable tinnitus-focused aligner therapy as it may help reduce the unexplained rise in tinnitus, which may in part be due to orthodontic therapy.
Discovering the connection between tinnitus and aligners was a happy accident. There was no plan to help those suffering with tinnitus. My patients unexpectedly alerted me to the connection. Here’s the brief story of how my multi-patented Tinnisense™ tinnitus-focused aligners happened.
It’s time for the medical and dental fields to acknowledge the existence of a tinnitus-orthodontic relationship. It would be wise for dentistry to proactively adopt the tinnitus-focused aligner approach when rendering tooth movement care. There’s very little downside in embracing this economical and gentle solution that could help curb the meteoric rise in tinnitus suffering.