Can Bite Correction Help Headaches and Neck Pain?

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

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Many patients have seen multiple physicians and other medical practitioners seeking relief for headaches, earaches, and jaw pain to no avail. Often medications are prescribed that make patients drowsy.  Additionally, poor sleep and snoring are often symptoms as well as TMJ pain. The importance of an aligned bite and facial muscle tone for health and beauty is essential for long term results.

This patient presented with the following symptoms and came in seeking health:

*Headaches

*Neck Pain

*Shoulder Pain

*Earache


Before Treatment: Note retruded chin 


Notice Changes in Facial Muscles and Wider smile
 

Bite correction with a fixed orthotic using physiologic dentistry and computerized analysis was utilized to ascertain unraveling of these symptoms.  Once the bite has been corrected or optimized and the patients feel better, the long-term porcelain changes can be completed.


Before, with misalgined bite
 


After Bite Correction

This case is a non-surgical facelift for purposes of creating comfort and pain relief.  The photos show the before misaligned bite which was then corrected with porcelain for comfort and esthetics.

Treatment considerations involved working with jaw joints for TMJ, cervical, airway, and bite.  The photos show how a bad bite misalignment can be corrected for function and esthetics.  Notice how the porcelain has changed the profile as well as lower one third of the face.

If you have any questions about Houston TMJ Pain or Overbite Correction, please feel free to call our office, 713-668-2289, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF

 

 

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