About Orthodontics, Braces and TMD
Straight teeth are healthy teeth. The straighter they are, the easier they are for you to clean and maintain. Most people are aware of this. However, some don’t realize that there is typically a discrepancy between where their jaw wants to be and where their erupted teeth naturally make contact. This discrepancy can go relatively symptom-free for a period of time. At some point, though, symptoms can occur. These symptoms can range from a simple painless click in the jaw joint to extreme jaw pain. We can determine whether you are a candidate for metal-free aligners delivered in our office or if it would be in your best interest to be treated by an orthodontist. Either way, it is our joy to be a part of creating healthy, stable, pain-free bites and smiles. Jaw and joint pain can be alternately treated with TMD splint therapy. Our doctors have been trained at the Spear Institute and attended all of their occlusion and splint therapy workshops. A well-documented decision tree process effectively relieves jaw and joint pain. We are able to use 3D imaging technology to diagnose Tempromandibular Joint Disorders, better known as TMJ.