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  • What is TMJ/TMD?

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint connecting the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone). The lower jaw and the skull are connected by a number of muscles and ligaments, which function in harmony with each other if the lower jaw is in the correct position. The head

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  • What is Sleep Apnea?

    SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA In September 1995 the American Sleep Disorder Association (ASDA) endorsed oral appliance therapy as the third currently acceptable treatment modality for snoring and sleep apnea. The two most common solutions include continuous positive air pressure or the removal of either the

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  • Whitening

    Get that Bright White Smile you've always wanted... Sometimes it seems that no matter how much you brush you can't seem to brighten your smile. The problem is not that your teeth are unclean, it's actually staining or the natural discoloration of your teeth. Teeth can darken for a number

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  • Treatment of TMD

    Discussion and examination take place at the initial consultation appointment when the patient reports time of onset, duration and intensity of pain in the affected area. The examination explores the pattern of jaw movement to detect sounds and tenderness to gentle pressure. Further diagnostic testing

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  • Symptoms of TMD

    TMJ disorders have been called the "Great Impostors" due to the fact that many of the symptoms have overlapping characteristics, which often mimic other conditions. Because these symptoms masquerade so many other conditions, many people travel from medical doctor to medical specialist in

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  • Treatments

    COMMON METHODS OF OSA TREATMENT 1.Oral Appliance Therapy 2. Continuous Positive Air pressure (CPAP) 3. Surgical Removal of Excess Palatal Tissue (UPPP) or the Laser Assisted Removal of the Uvula (LAUP) Clearly, the largest number of patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea are in the

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  • Self-Assesssment Test

    Here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself, to help determine if you have any symptoms: Do you get an unusual amount of headaches? Y N Do you have a grating, clicking or popping sound in either or both jaw joints,

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  • Orthodontics

    Orthodontics is usually our Second Phase of treatment, following the use of functional appliances. The braces would now be placed to move the teeth into alignment to support the development of the bone achieved in the first phase of treatment. The second phase of treatment is initiated when

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  • Invisible Braces

    The value of an attractive smile should not be underestimated! This patient is wearing the "new" invisible braces. Our office offers the latest advancements in invisible orthodontic braces. This newest development in orthodontic technology allows you to smile with confidence throughout

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  • Headaches In Children

    Numerous children today suffer from headaches, which are frequently caused by a structural imbalance between the upper and lower jaws. The three main types of structural imbalances include a narrow upper arch, a deficient lower jaw and patients who have a vertical problem, evidenced by a

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  • Invisalign®

    Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for adults and teenagers. What is Invisalign®? Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why would my child need early treatment? Early treatment, or Phase I, would be recommended if there are certain discrepancies in the development of the upper and lower jaws. Early treatment can correct these problems in the early growth phase of your child (utilizing a functional appliance),

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  • Home Care for your Splint

    To Remove With your fingertips, pull up or down on the back outside edges of the splint, just under the plastic layer. To Place in Your Mouth Place the splint over your teeth in the correct alignment and push into place with your thumbs or forefingers. To Clean Remove the splint

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why would my child need early treatment? Early treatment, or Phase I, would be recommended if there are certain discrepancies in the development of the upper and lower jaws. Early treatment can correct these problems in the early growth phase of your child (utilizing a functional appliance),

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  • Diagnosis

    SLEEP DIAGNOSTIC CENTER Most hospitals have sleep diagnostic centers which are being run by sleep technicians working with physicians. Sleep centers have sophisticated equipment in an adjoining room where an intercom and video camera allow communication between the technician and the patient. The

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  • Early Warning Signs

    Deep Bite Do the upper teeth completely hide the lower teeth when you bite down, or does your child bite on the roof of their mouth? Open Bite Do the upper and lower teeth not meet in the front when your child bites together? Overjet Do the upper front teeth seem to be more noticeable

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