In about 90% of the population, the lower jaw is not in its best, most comfortable position, causing pain and muscle tension in the jaw. This malpositon of the jaw effects the position of the spinal Atlas and your entire Core Body Strength. A new sports mouth guard has been created based on the science of neuromuscular dentistry called the Pure Power Mouthguard™ (PPM).
What is the Pure Power Mouthguard™?
These mouth guards were developed as a dental aid to athletes who want to achieve their best by correcting their jaw alignment and position of the Atlas. The PPM™ is designed to fit your upper teeth, while the Pro™ is designed to fit your lower teeth. Using these neuromuscular appliance there is an instant and measurable increase in core body strength, range of motion, balance and muscle recovery.
If you are skeptical or just want to know if you are a good candidate (remember, 10% of the population have a good alignment) then contact the Corpus Christi Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today for a free consultation and demonstration.
Caution, though — these neuromuscular orthotics are not cheap. They are for the individuals who are serious competitors and want that extra edge to put them in the winners circle. Pro atheletes like Manny Ramirez and Shak O’Neal and Terrell Owens all use the PPM™. They are already athletes at their pinnacle but can tell that the PPM gives them a little more of an edge.
When your jaw is in its best position, the muscles surrounding the area are no longer stressed, giving you a comfortable bite, improved balance, flexibility, and increased upper body strength. Both the PPM™ and the Pro help to return your muscles to this optimal position. And they can help you reach the athletic peak you’ve been striving for.
What sets this mouth guard apart from others besides its neuromuscular dental applications is that it wasn’t developed for one kind of athlete in mind. While the PPM™ is worn on the upper teeth for protection as much as balance in contact sports, the Edge™ is worn by those athletes in non-contact sports. In addition to athletes who traditionally wear mouth guards, such as football, hockey, and soccer players, baseball players, marathoners, swimmers, cyclists, and strength trainers have all found that using PPM™ and the Edge™ vastly increases their strength, balance, and agility.
Neuromuscular dentistry looks at the way the jaw, teeth, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) work together through their position in the mouth. When there is a problem with this alignment, symptoms such as headaches, pain in the neck and shoulders, jaw pain, clicking or popping of the jaw, and ringing in the ears can occur.
When the lower jaw is misaligned, strain is put on the muscles of the face and TMJ. Also negatively affected are the neck and shoulder muscles. This in turn affects your posture and saps energy from your body that you need to perform at your athletic peak. When your jaw is aligned the way it should be, your muscles and your spine are relaxed. This improves upper body strength, flexibility and balance.
If you think you would benefit from a Pure Power Mouthguard™, contact our Corpus Christi office today.