For years dentists have treated temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders with bruxism appliances. But simple bruxism appliances such as the FDA-approved NTI can do much more than treat TMJ disorders. Not only are they highly successful in relieving chronic headaches, bruxism appliances are also an effective way to increase revenue in your practice.
More than 20 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. And they’re all probably anxious, even eager to learn more about an alternative that actually addresses the cause of the problem, rather than just treating the symptoms – especially when they learn that this dental device will replace their dependence on prescription and over the counter drugs.
My patients value their NTI appliances. If for some reason a patient loses an appliance, he or she immediately calls the office to get a replacement. And if we have to work on a patient’s appliance, we always rush things because the patient doesn’t want to go more than a day or two without it. They value this small piece of plastic because it fixes a major problem in their lives.
When you offer this kind of life-changing solution, patients will seek you out and refer their friends and family. Treating headaches is a great way to add some income to your practice and to help a lot of people in the process.
Don’t miss this opportunity to become more than “just a dentist.” Add a few simple questions to your patient health history forms to screen for headaches. Treat your patients with a bruxism appliance where necessary and reap the financial benefits.
What questions do you have about treating your patients for headaches? Please comment below.