The Cerezen™ Device is a medical device that treats the TM joint at its nearest access point – the ear canal. It consists of two custom-made, hollow, ear canal inserts that fit in the ear canals. Because they are hollow, the inserts permit full passage of sound. When in place, the devices rest in the outer part of the ear canal and have small retraction posts that allow for easy removal. The devices are easy to insert and remove. When inserted in the ear, they are practically invisible from the outside, so no one need know you are wearing them.
The ear canal is located very close to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the shape of the ear canal changes somewhat when the jaw is opened or closed through movements such as chewing, smiling, and speaking. The Cerezen™ devices use this anatomical change to provide a unique near field treatment for TMJD.
The device can be up to, or greater than, 20% larger in its dynamic geometry than the ear canal when in a jaw closed position. It is this change in volume or ear canal space that is believed to apply subtle pressure against the walls of the ear canal and by proximity to the TMJ and surrounding muscle and nerve tissue; encouraging the patient to return to the “open bite” position minimising the tendency to clench the jaw and tense the surrounding muscles.
Access to both interest-free and interest-bearing finance options that
allow you to spread the cost of treatment, making it more affordable.