Anyone wear a MORA? (dental appliance)
I've never had jaw problems until recently, when my jaw started catching, and then locked for about 10 days. I went to see a TMJ specialist and yesterday just got my custom-made MORA (mandible orthopedic repositioning appliance).
I'm not sure I'm going to be able to do this. It is only on the bottom teeth, and is built up so that the mandible is brought down and outward, to unload the stress on the TM joint. But you're supposed to wear it 24/7 for at least 6 months.
I'm having a fairly huge emotional reaction to it. Its awful. And eating just about anything is impossible, since it doesn't let the teeth move around at all.
The staff at this place are great and very positive, and have said you need to take a couple days getting used to it. But I think they're going to need to go to Plan B for me!
Maybe I'm too orally fixated to have this work.
Considering how expensive this is, I'm even more bummed that it seems so impossible to get used to.
Anyone else ever wear one of these successfully?