TMJ/TMD - Proper Bite Alignment Will Help to Relieve Head and Jaw Pain!
Maybe you have heard that a dental occlusion (i.e. your bite) can be the cause of recurring headaches, shoulder pain, neck pain, and aching or popping jaws.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), commonly referred to as TMJ, is a complex disorder of the jaw joint and muscles and surrounding tissues, leading to pain and limited mobility.
There are various factors that can cause TMD, including trauma, stress, hormonal changes, and malocclusion (improperly aligned jaws affecting the bite). Sometimes teeth are worn down or missing due to accident or disease, and your jaw can no longer settle into its natural, relaxed position. Muscles become tense in this area, which leads to a variety of pain. Often patients have become accustomed to this pain and don't realize how it is affecting their quality of life. When your dental malocclusion is addressed so your jaw can return to its natural and relaxed position, pain and discomfort are eliminated. Dr. Jones uses several different procedures to correct bite problems, joint pain, or other dysfunction from TMD. You may have forgotten how good you feel without this problem, and we invite you to discover how you will benefit from this change.
Flowery Branch dentist Dr. Eric Jones offers a number of solutions for correcting crooked teeth, straightening teeth, or correcting bite problems with invisible braces. Many adult patients prefer to use invisible braces to straighten teeth or correct bite problems. Dr. Jones is an Invisalign dentist in Flowery Branch. Invisalign is the number one requested brand of invisible braces in the United States for patients with mild to moderate alignment problems.
Orthodontics without Metal Braces
Today's dental advancements have resulted in straightening your teeth without metal braces, wires, or headgear! And the best part? You can achieve your corrections in only 9 - 15 months. No more worries about the way they look on your teeth because they are invisible. The Invisalign™ system lets you eat and drink whatever you want, as they are easily removable to brush and floss and keep your teeth clean during active treatment.
Straightening Teeth without Orthodontics
Teeth or correcting your bite without wearing any type of braces. Sometimes these problems can be changed with a bite equilibration, porcelain veneers, or ceramic dental crowns. Some cosmetic challenges may be addressed by replacing aging crowns, bridges, or veneers. Certain cases may need a procedure known as a full mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Jones will evaluate your problem for the proper procedure to keep your smile happy and pain free.
A Small Miracle for Headache and Migraine Sufferers
We are happy to offer our patients a drug-free treatment to prevent the occurrence of headaches and migraines. The NTI™ device is a small oral appliance that relaxes muscles near the scalp. This relieves the tension that causes most of this pain. In clinical trials of this FDA-approved device, 82% of these patients had 77% less occurrence of migraine events. It is easy to use, effective, and very affordable. Don't wait until you have another headache - ask about this exciting advancement that will improve your quality of life.