Neuromuscular dentistry goes beyond the traditional dental focus of teeth and gums. Dr. Morris and Dr. Bakke look at hard tissues, soft tissues, bones, joints, muscles and more. By understanding how these elements work together, our Sarasota neuromuscular dentistry experts can establish the healthiest bite position and alleviate pain and discomfort of TMJ and headaches.
The bite is like the foundation that a building sits upon. Even the slightest imbalance affects the remaining structures – including the teeth, head and neck. A sound bite makes comfortable chewing, posture, alignment and everyday function possible. A sound bite will also help the dental and implant restorations last longer because of optimized forces when eating and resting.
There are various methods Dr. Morris and Dr. Bakke utilize to bring harmony to your bite:
- Restore all teeth using Myotronics computer equipment – each tooth is strong, healthy and together they form an ideal jaw position
- Epigenic orthodontics appliances gently align teeth and jaws into a healthy position
- Removable DNA appliances can promote healthy jaw growth patterns in adults by stimulating the bone stem cells to develop the correct bite and open the airway
- Massage, acupuncture, physical therapists, and chiropractors can also help in our therapy.
Sleep apnea, migraines, headaches, ringing in the ears, tingling fingers and strained head posture can all be attributable to an unbalanced bite. Our doctors use the principles of neuromuscular dentistry to treat the root of the problem – the position of the bite – not just the symptoms. The relief our patients feel can alleviate months or years of chronic pain and discomfort, with non-invasive means!
Call us for your Sarasota neuromuscular dentistry consultation today.