BruxApp has been studied by a team of bruxism experts with the aim of helping patients and dentists to evaluate and manage bruxism, whose incidence seems to be in constant increase.
It helps patients focusing their attention on the mouth area, consisting of:
✓ jaw muscles
✓ temporomandibular joints (that make you open and close your mouth)
Such awareness is fundamental for awake bruxism management: keeping the teeth in constant contact is not “normal”!
The physiological mouth position requires that the jaw, while not chewing, is at rest “Keep the teeth apart and relax the muscles.”
It’s the “message” that should be constantly sent to one individual’s brain thanks to the awareness of the current condition.
This is the neuromuscular “target” toward which the patients should be addressed.
The basic principle is that, without an awareness of the awake bruxism behaviors and their possible consequences, it is difficult for an individual to manage the emotional tension in other ways than clenching the jaws or engaging in bruxism activities.
How to achieve it?
BruxApp sends customized Sound Alerts:
that is the moment to take awareness of what’s going on with your mouth and correct negative habits.
The patient, based on the chosen version, may or may not interact with the smartphone and record data for storage.
Records of daily data allow an evaluation of the possible presence of awake bruxism behaviors and its temporal trend.
The presumptive BruxApp-based diagnosis and the related graphics are available for export and subsequent consultation by your dentist.
BruxApp triggers the AWARENESS,
making the patient recognize his/her tension, to start the needed correction strategies.
The constant repetition of awareness moments may lead to secondary beneficial effects, that is DEPROGRAMMING the unconscious “automatic mechanism” that backgrounds the bruxism phenomenon.
The final fundamental is REPROGRAMMING the non-functional habits, that is the replacement of a potentially negative neuromuscular habit (i.e., bruxism) with a potentially physiological neuromuscular reaction, which may have benefits for the psychophysical well-being.