For about ten years, New Jersey dentist, Dr. Markus has known a great secret about migraine pain. Many patients who suffer from headaches, especially pain that awakens them in the morning can get a tremendous relief both in terms of frequency and intensity by wearing a properly made NTI device.
Worn over the front teeth, this simple appliance does not allow back teeth to meet, and therefore it is impossible to clench your teeth together. Traditional horseshoe shaped night guards only prevent the teeth from wearing one another down, they do not prevent clenching. While there are applications where such appliances are necessary, typical nighttime clenchers will not get any relief from their symptoms with them.
The NTI is the only device that has been recognized as effective against migraine by the FDA and that happened over six years ago. Research recently presented in London showed that by the fourth week of nocturnal NTI device use, nearly 75% reported significant positive improvements in their HIT-6 scores. By the second month, all HIT-6 scores had stabilized. Following seven months of continual nocturnal NTI device use, 50% reported considerable improvement in the quality of their lives, with half of those reporting that their headaches no longer had any impact on their lives. Positive responders (65%) reported a 1250% increase in headache-free mornings per week (pre NTI = 5/week, post NTI = 0.4/week). More information on this study can be found at the NTI website.
The appliance, and follow-up care costs $450. Dr. Markus has tried to get MD’s to refer their patients to him for treatment, but found the physicians had an obstacle with asking their patients to pay more than a simple co-pay for anything. Dr. Markus wanted to help headache patients throw away their bottles of prescription pain killers, which often become addictive. “Most patients would pay anything to be rid of their headpain, but MD’s don’t understand that. They just keep writing prescriptions, so I came up with the idea of a guarantee. About 95% of patients can be given that guarantee, and I’ve never had to refund a penny, that’s how good the NTI device is.”
About Dr. Markus, and his New Jersey dentistry team, they have raised over $100,000 for various charities in the past 4 years by whitening people’s smiles. Pink Ribbon Smiles is a new campaign, which, if successful on a local level, will branch out to become larger in future years.
His practice is focused on esthetics and advanced restorative dentistry. Comfort is of the essence, and you will be pampered in his office which is also a gallery of artwork he has created. “I am very proud of the smiles I have created, this is my favorite hobby.” He has a portrait studio in his office, and the walls are decorated with smiling faces of many grateful patients.