It's hard to believe that something so small could change my life in such a big way. I have been pain free with out drugs or surgery for years now. My teeth have been saved from more damage because I don't grind them any more. All I do is click the NTI into place before bed and I'm done. No effort involved. I've saved hundred's in the process. I bit thru 2 of the bite guards that were designed to save my teeth. They were very expensive and didn't do anything to prevent the pain. The NTI looked so small and I was very skeptical. It only took a week for me to be convinced that this was the answer for me. I simply can't imagine going back to taking Advil every day for pain.
Thanks for asking my impression about the experience I had and continue to have using the NTI device. As you well know, I've been using it for several years now. You recommended it while examining my teeth and finding evidence of grinding during sleep. This was accompanied by some dental pain after some cavity work you've done.
We also discussed my headaches which all along I attributed to fatigue and stress. After your recommendation, although not particularly enthused, I followed your advice and used the NTI.
Although I never carried a particular diagnosis of migraine headaches or chronic headaches, I found a remarkable difference in their frequency once I used the NTI. The facial pain that many times accompanied my mornings after a stressful day at work went away. It remains present only when I forget to use the NTI!
As a personal observation, I found the NTI remarkably helpful for my sleep. I truly sleep better when I use it and find that I am more rested the next day.
I would be happy to participate in any data collection or the design of a study in order to assist other patients in finding the benefits of the NTI device. As you well know, I have no personal financial investment in this device and so I have no other motives of promoting it aside from what was stated above.
I hope you found this information helpful. Please let me know if I can be of any other assistance. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Nicoleta M., M.D.
I have suffered from TMJ, a clicking in the joint of my jaw, since childhood. As a result, I've even had my jaw dislocate a few times in my life, simply by yawning. As I grew older, I found myself clenching my teeth, especially during times of stress. Eventually, this clenching intensified into grinding in my sleep. This resulted in the wearing away of my teeth.
This is when I sought out the help of Dr. Malterud. At that time, he fitted me with a night splint that prevented me from grinding my teeth down any further. After a few years, Dr, Malterud introduced me to information regarding new technology in splints that he felt would not only keep my teeth from grinding together, but would also relieve the clenching and resulting tension in my jaw and neck.
In July 2002 he fitted me with an NTI. The result has been a relaxation in my jaw that I have never experienced before. I know that the NTI is correcting the position of my jaw because of the reduction of the Click in my jaw. I also have a noted decrease of the tension in my neck muscles and experience fewer headaches.
The results have been so powerful, that I can't imagine ever sleeping with out my NTI in place. In times of stress I will pop in my NTI and feel the results in minutes. I could not be happier with the outcome of the use of this device.
If you suffer from teeth clenching or grinding, tension headaches or TMJ, I highly recommend trying the NTI device. You could be smiling too.
It is truly a reason to smile.
I can't thank you enough for recommending the NTI splint that you fitted me with about 3 years ago.
I had suffered severe headaches for better than 10 years, and from the first night I wore the splint have not suffered from one headache. I didn't realize that I was clenching my teeth while asleep, which in turn, caused brutal headaches.
My daughter who suffered from chronic headaches was also fitted with an NTI splint and her relief was as dramatic and successful as mine.
I would strongly urge anyone who suffers from chronic headaches to be fitted with an NTI splint, and I would be happy to discuss my experience with anyone who would like to call me (phone numbers available on request).
The NTI splint has actually changed my life and was like a miracle in treating the cause of my headaches.
I suffered from migraine headaches for 25 years. Medical doctors prescribed twenty-three different drugs, physical therapy and biofeedback, and nothing helped.
The headaches would last from 3days to thirteen days. I found information about the NTI splint on the internet.
After working with Dr. Malterud for a couple of weeks to get the right fit for my NTI, the results are great. I'may still get a headache but only for a few hours and not severe.
The NTI has made my life with headaches almost pain free.
To Whom it May Concern:
This is my own personal testimonial to the effectiveness and wonderful relief Dr. Mark Malterud's NTI device provides for me. Injured at a young age in sibling child play, my jaw clicked and was painful for many years before finally being diagnosed with TMJ. My first device was literally a hockey puck guard, which was the most God-awful thing!! It did little to relieve my facial pain and actually made my headaches and clenching worse. I quit wearing it.
After changing to Dr. Mark's Dentistry office in the mid 90's he told me of this device due to witnessing my painful muscle spasms. His device really interested me due to the size, very small - fits on my two front teeth and also eliminated my clenching altogether!! I no longer have the headaches, facial muscle, jaw and teeth pains and I'm actually a happier person all around!! It has helped my teeth out by not requiring redoing of fillings. I'm not grinding my teeth down anymore either!! People see me smiling all the time and I believe my life is much more pleasant due to this device. It's worth every penny to me plus some!! I will always wear it at night to bed, it's the best!!
I have suffered from migraine headaches for over twenty years. I've tried everything from "migraine" scented candles to medications that cost $500.00 a box. I've tried chiropractic adjustments, reflexology and massage therapy.
One day in October, my life changed forever. I was fitted with an NTI. My jaw got relief and rest. My migraines stopped. The pain that took a mother from her children, a wife from her husband, and kept a woman from enjoying her life for hours and days at a time is gone. I can sleep better and have more energy now. I've lost weight now that I'm not too tired to exercise during the day.
I'm thankful for my NTI, the dentists, doctors and technicians who developed it, and especially for Dr. Malterud and his staff for their empathy, concern and care.
I'm free from pain.
We’re using innovative laser dentistry to provide you with fast, effective, and comfortable treatment!
With laser dentistry more patients than ever before are getting the treatment they need comfortably and quickly. Our office uses the revolutionary Lightwalker Laser to treat a number of common dental problems.
With the Lightwalker Laser we:
- Treat periodontal disease (also known as gum disease)
- Eliminate cavities and prepare teeth for fillings
- Perform root canals
- Treat cold sores and canker sores
- Improve the appearance of the smile with cosmetic dentistry
Laser dentistry has a number of important advantages over traditional treatment methods. Laser dentistry is appropriate for a wide number of patients, including children and patients with dental phobias.
Here are some of the benefits of using the Lightwalker Laser:
- Laser treatment is very comfortable, in fact many patients don't require any anesthesia during laser treatment.
- The laser is quiet—no drilling sounds!
- There is minimal bleeding with laser treatment.
- No cutting or stitches.
- Using a laser, Dr. Malterud can be more precise than with traditional instruments. This means that we can preserve more of your healthy tooth structure when placing fillings or performing root canals—keeping your teeth stronger for years to come.
Using the Lightwalker Laser we're able to offer our patients effective, efficient treatment for a wide number of dental problems. If you have questions about whether laser dentistry may benefit you, feel free to contact us by phone at (651) 925-2644 or schedule an appointment online.
Get the Relaxing, Comfortable Dental Treatment You Need With All-Natural NuCalm®!
NuCalm®, what’s that?
NuCalm® a completely natural relaxation protocol that helps dental patients remain comfortable during dental treatment. After using NuCalm® patients leave our office feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
How does it work?
NuCalm® treatment combines a few different techniques to relax the patient. The purpose of NuCalm® is to coax the patient into the first stage of sleep. NuCalm® is designed to shift brain waves from high frequency beta brain waves (wakefulness) to lower frequency alpha/theta waves (deep relaxation).
What exactly happens during treatment?
There are four consecutive steps to NuCalm®:
- First you’ll take a dietary supplement. This supplement helps to counteract the effects of adrenaline in your body.
- Next, our dental team will attach small microcurrent stimulation patches behind your ears. Low-level electrical currents facilitate your body’s relaxation response.
- Then, you’ll put on a pair of noise-dampening headphones. These headphones play soothing music that has been optimized calming neuroacoustic tones. As you listen to these sounds, you’ll fall deeper into a stage of pre-sleep.
- The final step is for you to put on light blocking glasses. These glasses are so important—they help you block out distractions and potentially stressful stimuli!
It takes only moments for the effects of NuCalm® to kick in—you’ll notice the difference right away!
Why choose NuCalm®?
Dental patients of all ages choose NuCalm® because it:
- Is effective
- Is completely natural
- Starts working in minutes
- Doesn’t include any medications or narcotics
- Does not require the patient to receive injections
- Does not incapacitate you physically or mentally (you’re never unconscious)
- Is free from side effects—you won’t have to wait for the effects to wear off post-treatment
- Is relaxing and rejuvenating
NuCalm® is suitable for all kinds of dental patients, and it is great for those people who avoid dental treatment due to fear and anxiety.