In 90% of the population , the lower jaw is not in the optimal position, which causes facial muscles to be "unhappy" where they are situated. The PPM is based on the concepts of neuromuscular dentistry, a science develped by Dr. Bernard Jankelson, that incorporates the muscles, nerves, and supporting structure of the mouth, in order to imoprove jaw and muscle alignment. Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the physical connection between the range of motion of these muscles and joints, and your body posture.
Dr. Charmen Doouglas, a certified PPM dentist, determines the best possible jaw position through computerized tracking of your jaw. A TENS (Transcutaneous Electro Neural Stimulation) machine is used to help relax your muscles, putting them into their most comfortable postition. When your facial muscles are in this position your PPM is fitted, thus returning your jaw muscles to this position when the mouthguard is worn. When your jaw is in its optimal position, as it is when you are wearing your specifically made PPM, the muscles are no longer stressed, thus giving you the best bite along with the added benefits of improved balance and increased upper body strength.