Cutting-Edge Approaches to TMJ Recovery
Our center employs advanced methods for TMJ treatment, focusing on long-term relief and recovery.
Neuromuscular Appliance Therapy
Our neuromuscular appliance therapy involves a customized approach. We start by taking a full-mouth impression of your teeth and bite in their ideal at-rest position. This helps us create an orthotic, commonly known as a bite splint, tailored to your jaw’s unique requirements. This appliance aims to retrain your jaw’s muscles, guiding them to a new, ideal position for improved function and comfort. Initially, the appliance is worn all day, and as treatment progresses, usage may be reduced to night only, depending on your response and recovery.
Transitioning to Long-Term Solutions
For some patients, a more permanent solution might be needed. In such cases, we transition from orthotic to neuromuscular orthodontics. This involves using braces to permanently move your bite into this new ideal position. Dr. Berry will oversee this transition with his neuromuscular dentistry expertise, ensuring optimal results.
Combining with Dental Reconstruction
In instances where TMJ has caused considerable dental wear or damage, we also consider dental reconstruction. This could involve the placement of dental crowns or porcelain veneers. Such reconstruction not only corrects the bite but also enhances the aesthetics of your smile, offering a comprehensive solution to TMJ-related dental issues.
Through these advanced techniques, we aim to provide symptomatic relief, a path to long-term recovery, and improved oral health.