Re: Corrective splints
Splints can be a helpful treatment, but they aren't a cure.
I had great relief from a lower mandibular repositioning splint. I saw some relief after a few months and most of my symptoms were gone by 6 months. When my jaw was in better positioning and I finally had my muscles "happier", I had a choice: continue to wear the splint, try to wean off the splint, get snow caps on a bunch of my molars or orthodontic treatment.
I had chiropractic therapy and lot of Physical Therapy work on my orofacial and neck muscles while I was wearing the splint as well.
The splint helps with the jaw positioning, but the other therapies help loosen up those muscles that are in almost constant spasm with TMJD.
The trick to all of this is to find a dentist with proper training who can create a good splint for you.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome