Treating TMJ and a Severe Overbite Non-surgically

TMJ, overbites, and open bites can be treated non-surgically.

This can enhance the quality of ones life by:

  1. Eliminating TMJ pain
  2. Improving Speech
  3. Improving chewing
  4. Dramatic improvement in facial esthetics

It is easy to see on these scans the differences that can be achieved. This patient presented with the following TMJ symptoms and was told the only way to correct this major surgery:

  1. Headaches
  2. Tongue Thrust
  3. Neck pain
  4. Jaw pain and popping
  5. Recessed chin or overbite
  6. Sleep disorders: snoring

First line of treatment was to non-surgically reposition her jaw to the correct physiologic position using physiologic dentistry principles and placing a fixed orthotic , not removable. This allowed her to function, eat, chew, and swallow normally as served as a “test drive bite”. Once stabilization was achieved and patient was comfortable, orthodontic movement was started to move the teeth to the position we found. The scans show the remarkable transition that can be achieved. Additionally, myofunctional therapy was utilized to correct the aberrant tongue thrust. Her postural issues were also addressed and treated.

Dr. Konig explains, ” Jaw development and overbite correction can be achieved non-surgically when addressed comprehensively”.

This patient is now asymptomatic and did elect to redo the porcelain veneers on the front upper teeth for cosmetic purposes. The end result is an elated, asymptomatic, and healthy patient with a beautiful smile.

If you have questions regarding Houston TMJ Treatment or Houston Non-surgical overbite correction, or Houston Porcelain Veneers, please feel free to contact our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, 713-668-2289.

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