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Dr. Ian Boyd
#101 – 9840 Fifth St
Sidney, BC   V8L 2X3
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“If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavour, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It’s very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you’re going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.”
- George Lucas

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
- Aristotle

"Fine Dentistry is a work of love. We didn’t launch into this project just with the idea of making money."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Your mouth is the ultimate accessory."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
- William A. Foster

"You will never go wrong when you select quality."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

If you think you can or cannot . . .you are probably right.

“We have the ability to change people’s lives. Their eyes and smiles are two of the most important aspects of their appearance.”
- Anonymous

Through years of helping people improve their smiles, Dr. Boyd has developed a good understanding of the importance of a great smile and how people feel when the smile is less than ideal.

Precision care and attention to detail take time."

“These days, most dentist’s chairs go up and down, don’t they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought, “This is unusual”. And then the dentist said to me “OK Mr. Vine – time to get out of the filing cabinet”.
- Tim Vine

“Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you.”
- Soupy Sales

"I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth."
- Anonymous

 

 

 

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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NTI™ (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Device)

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Clenching Suppression System

Painful, aching jaw? Sore, sensitive teeth? Stiff neck? Tension headaches? Morning headaches?

A Major Breakthrough!

If you suffer from these problems, you should know about The NTI Clenching Suppression System.

What does clenching my teeth have to do with these problems?

The high intensity contractions of the muscles of the jaw can become painful. The forces generated can cause pain to surrounding tissues, joints, and other muscles. By reducing the intensity of the clenching, you can effectively minimize the source of the pain - in many cases, in just a few days.

Has this treatment been tested?

The NTI device has been used successfully with thousands of patients. It has received a marketing allowance from the FDA and complies with all requirements as an approved dental device.

What can be done to help?

NTI applianceIn one office visit we can create a custom-made NTI oral appliance. The tiny, clear-plastic device fits over your front teeth at night and makes clenching virtually impossible. In a few days or weeks, your clenching reflex is suppressed. Morning headache pain, neck pain, sore jaw, and other related pain associated with involuntary intense clenching usually begins to resolve and disappear.

Is there a difference between the NTI and the traditional dental nightguard device or TMJ splint?

Yes. Traditional flat-plane splints and nightguard devices provide a surface for you to "bite down on." New studies show, however, that these devices can actually increase the intensity of your clenching reflex, often to over 104% of your normal bite. High-intensity clenching has recently been found to be the real cause of the problem. With the advent of the revolutionary NTI device, we can begin to solve the real problem: actually preventing your back teeth from clenching intensely and coming into contact with each other. Stop intense clenching; stop the source of the pain.

Can the NTI device really help make me feel better?

Yes. By reducing the intensity of involuntary clenching at night while you're asleep (and even during the day if stress triggers unconscious involuntary clenching at work and home), the NTI device minimizes clenching intensity and, in time, minimizes intense clenching as the source of your pain.

When can I expect relief?

Within a few hours to a few weeks. Many patients report significant relief overnight, others usually report relief within a month. Your highly trained clenching muscles have to un-learn their intense activity, and the time it takes to accomplish this varies from patient to patient.

What else can I expect?

The NTI device may eliminate the need for prescription and over-the-counter pain medications that you take for morning headache, sore neck, sore jaws, and related pain associated with involuntary clenching of the teeth. Because NTI helps reduce your clenching, it helps maximize your comfort and should minimize your need for medications. You may find that you're more productive and that you can do more throughout the day because you're pain-free and more comfortable with less tension and stress.

Does insurance cover this cost?

Usually dental insurance plans will help pay for the procedure. But all dental insurance plans are different. Check with your dental plan administrator and be sure to discuss it with the insurance administrator in our office.


Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

(250) 656-7553