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Orthopaedics, TMJ and Occlusions

Do you experience severe headaches, jaw or neck pain on a regular basis? See our Dentists for a TMJ evaluation and we’ll get to the bottom of your pain.

Misalignment of the jaw, facial and cranial structure can cause Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) resulting in tension in all areas of the cranium, neck, shoulders and spine. If the jaw is not properly aligned, it can trigger severe headaches, tinnitus, pressure behind the eyes and vertigo (dizziness).

Orthopedic Dentistry uses the ideal “bite” to restore structural and postural balance to the body. A malocclusion can affect a person’s appearance, speech, ability to eat and breathe and can lead to poor posture and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Malocclusions can also lead to complicated surgical or orthodontic treatment.

CAUSES:

Malocclusions can start with a child’s first breath and swallow. Facial bones are shaped by tongue action and the force of breath through nasal passages. Any disturbance to these habits can result in an aberrant growth pattern. Allergies, lack of or incorrect breastfeeding, large tonsils or adenoids and poor nutrition are the fundamental causes. Thumb sucking, mouth breathing, tongue thrust and lip suck habits will continue to reinforce this problem.

Treatment options

Orthopaedic treatment primarily works by altering the muscle position of the jaw. Treatment can combine muscle stimulant treatment and orthodontic treatment to restore the imbalance of the jaw and correct erroneous chewing habits.

Benefits of facial orthopaedics include:

  • Restores proper breathing
  • Restores sleeping patterns
  • Freedom from headaches
  • Incorrect habits corrected and maintained
  • Improved speech
  • Symmetrical facial features
  • Improved smile

 

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