TMJ

Houston Cosmetic Dentist Serving Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Pearland, & Nearby Areas of Texas

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Oral splints look similar to sports mouth guards and are often used in the preliminary stages of TMJ treatment. When used in this manner, a TMJ splint may be useful in helping to determine your correct bite alignment. Initial-stage TMJ treatment with an oral splint may take three months or more depending on the extent and cause of your condition.

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Many patients who have TMJ pain do not have to go through braces or surgery to correct their overbites or underbites. The first step in these cases is to treat the TMJ pain and bad bite. During this phase, the correct physiologic jaw position is determined comprehensively with the use of CBCT scans of the neck and jaw joint, biomedical instrumentation, comprehensive examination and a “test drive bite” in the corrected jaw position.

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A surgical facelift targets the middle and lower areas of the face. During facelift surgery, skin is removed, and fat and tissue are repositioned to produce a lifted and more youthful appearance – sometimes reducing apparent age by as much as 10 years. Facelifts in the the dental office, by comparison, are non-surgical and can correct the lower one third of the face.  

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