The TMJ and TMD
Have you ever heard of the temporomandibular joint? You might know it as the TMJ. It’s the joint that hinges our upper and lower jaws. This vital joint is impacted by stress or teeth clenching or grinding. These actions can result in a popping of the joint and may lead to headaches or even migraines.
You want a bite that is harmonious with the TMJ. If it is not, those symptoms can become even more pronounced. If your TMJ is not functioning properly, it called TMD or temporomandibular joint derangement or dysfunction.
Scott ended up going to Dr. Sam Muslin, DDS, M.A.G.D., for treatment. Dr. Muslin practices Face Lift Dentistry Dental Face Lift ®. This core of this non-invasive cosmetic dentistry is bite alignment.
In Scott’s case, not only did he have TMD, he had a deep overbite, bite collapse and other dental problems. The deep overbite forced the jaw into a poor position.
If fact, no one has control over their bites. Sometime between the ages of 8 and 13 or so, our teeth erupt in a haphazard pattern. Because of this very few patients have what could be called a natural, ideal bite.
As a by-product, Scott also would receive some great cosmetic benefits to his teeth.
As part of this specific Dental Face Lift Dental Face Lift ®, Dr. Muslin had to include in neuromuscular dentistry. This is the science of jaw treatment. Via electrodes placed on Scott’s head, electronic equipment helped Dr. Muslin determine the best possible jaw position. This information showed up as graphics on Dr. Muslin’s computer for him to interpret for Scott.
No facial or jaw surgery was required for this treatment. In fact, the face and jaw position got aligned by treating the overbite. This allowed the lower jaw to be positioned precisely in the TMJ. It reduced headaches, jaw and related facial pain. Now, instead of the overbite forcing the jaw into an incorrect position, the jaw positions itself in natural manner.
As the photographs suggest, the shape and alignment of Scott’s teeth dramatically improved. His chin, which looked weak, appears stronger. His lips have changed shape and his face looks lengthened. All for the better.
Dr. Sam Muslin
Dr. Muslin has been practicing Face Lift Dentistry Dental Face Lift ® since 1985. Over those years, he has perfected the treatment by keeping up with the technology and perfecting the techniques. The doctor trademarked Face Life Dentistry Dental Face Lift ® and Dental Face Lift Dental Face Lift ®. He wanted to be sure that practitioners of this art are held to the highest standard.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA