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Old 10-28-2008, 06:04 AM   #11
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Re: Beauty out the window! Anyone else have major facial hollowness?

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Originally Posted by trudypippin View Post
Hey Bryan - Can you describe your NTI for me a little bit? Is it soft or hard, does it have any kind of ramp / tooth pattern to hold the jaw still when you sleep? Thanks for any info you can give.
The NTI that I use is hard plastic with acrylic molding to fit my two upper middle teeth. It doesn't exactly hold the jaw still, but it does have a "ramp"-like lower half which I think is supposed to keep the jaw steady while you attempt to grind. The thing is, I never used to grind very much even before the appliance so it doesn't have a significant impact on my recovery, but for someone who does grind, I highly recommend it.