The J5 Myo-monitor is a battery operated
electrical muscle stimulator that delivers mild
electrical stimulus to the muscles of the face and
jaw area, and possibly the neck and shoulder area,
to exercise these muscles and to cause them to
relax. as shown here.
Once the dentist succeeds in relaxing your muscles
and determining the jaw position that corresponds to
neuromuscular occlusion, they will want to record
that position physically. The physical recording is
done through a process called bite registration.
this is done by placing a fast setting putty like
material between your teeth, then guiding the jaw to
the desired neuromuscular position using J5 device.
As the putty begins to harden, it is removed from
the mouth and placed on the plaster models of your
teeth. this creates a spacer between the upper
and the lower model that causes the upper and lower
jaw relationship to be in the correct neuromuscular
position. it is subsequently used in the dental
office to study your bite and if indicated to be
used by the laboratory to fabricate an orthotic that
can then be worn to reposition the bite temporarily
to alleviate pain symptoms associated with joint
disorders or to habituate your jaw into that
neuromuscular position before a more definite
treatment can take place.
One of the mode of treatment to harmonize the
position of the teeth with relax position of the
joints and the muscles is neuromuscular
orthodontics, another is full-mouth reconstruction
at a neuromuscular position.