Using the Aqualizer correctly

The concept of the Aqualizer is ingeniously simple: the jaw muscle is given a break from the strenuous work of constantly holding and guiding the jaw in such a way that no unexpected or disturbing contacts between the teeth occur. And this is done by storing the teeth on water cushions instead of having to be fitted into one another with pinpoint accuracy.


The musculature quickly notices that the efforts are no longer necessary and relaxes. Under certain circumstances, completely new lower jaw positions can be achieved, which are much better compatible with the patient's pain-free existence than the existing bite - the pain literally swims away!

Inserting the Aqualizer

Hold the Aqualizer with the water cushions facing each other and insert it into the mouth so that the connecting tube runs around the upper teeth on the outside. The water cushions are guided from the outside between the posterior teeth so that a symmetrical bite block is created.

The cheeks now hold the equalizer so that it does not slip out between the teeth. ATTENTION: The Aqualizer is not a sports device! If you bite it too hard, you can burst it. It is even undesirable to constantly bite the equalizer, because the muscles are supposed to relax. There is no need to hold the jaw constantly in such a way that the teeth are hit without disturbance when biting (e.g. when swallowing).


Differential diagnosis occlusion

You wonder if your bite fits harmoniously to your muscles? If you stand or sit upright - do not twist or bend your head - you can let the jaw close slowly, paying attention to the first contact between the rows of teeth. Is it always in the same place?

Now simply wear the Aqualizer for 15-45 minutes and repeat the little exercise. If completely new initial contacts between the teeth occur after the beginning muscle relaxation by the equalizer, the harmony between bite and musculature may not be the best. Perhaps the new preliminary contacts are also related to already known problems such as gingival recession, abrasion or hypersensitivity of the affected teeth.


Differential diagnosis in terms of symptoms

In many people, the bite is not quite harmonious with the musculature, but no symptoms arise from it. You may have headaches, neck pain, tinnitus, or other complaints and the question is whether these are caused by a malocclusion.

If you wear the equalizer longer, e.g. overnight, and notice after a few days that your symptoms have changed significantly, it is highly likely that they have something to do with your bite. In this case the dentist should be able to help.

You already wear a bite splint, but you are not sure whether it is optimally adjusted? The freedom from discomfort that you can achieve with the Aqualizer is also the measure of things that can be achieved with a bite control. However, you can also wear a dentist's integrated bite block permanently (e.g. while eating) - of course this is not possible with the Aqualizer!


Differential diagnosis toothache

There is no such thing as a toothache that does not even come from the teeth! This is called myofascial pain, which is transmitted from the muscles to the teeth.

Of course, if you have a toothache, you first go to the dentist. But if he can't find anything? Then it is perhaps such transmitted pain, and the "toothache" is really muscle pain. What is certain is that wearing an Aqualizer will not cause any real toothache. Muscle pain, on the other hand, may well have subsided after just one day.

Finally, it should be noted that the equalizer can never be a permanent solution. Here the teeth are not fixed in the bite, and after very long wearing time over weeks and months the teeth could possibly shift. In the case of certain malfunctions of the temporomandibular joints, such as a displacement of the discus, it may also occur that the displaced disc is reduced again. Maybe temporomandibular joints will stop cracking, which would be good and right. But maybe you won't get your teeth together in the usual way. Such things must always be agreed with the dentist beforehand!


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