Neuromuscular orthodontics in our office near Auburn Hills, MI solve many problems

When most people think of orthodontic treatment, they consider how braces will straighten their teeth for a more attractive smile. Braces are also a way to improve oral health, making oral hygiene tasks more effective. Rarely do we associate problems like TMJ disorder or chronic headaches to orthodontic misalignment.

About twenty percent of our population suffers from chronic headaches. That equates to almost fifty million people. Most often, chronic headaches are attributed to stress. Sometimes, to poor posture. Some people will use over-the-counter or prescription pain medication to deal with chronic headaches, while others may visit their chiropractor to adjust the spine. This makes sense because our anatomical structure requires alignment in order to function properly.

Alignment is also important when it comes to the bite. Research has found that many headache sufferers actually have unrelenting tension in the face, head, neck, and shoulder area caused by imbalance in the jaw. Using neuromuscular orthodontics in our office near Auburn Hills, MI, we have helped many people gain freedom from chronic pain.

What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?

Your neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Jason Ingber, diagnoses and treats malocclusion, or misalignment, using orthodontic treatment that repositions the bite within the jaw structure. His focus is not merely on improving the look of the smile, but on finding the most balanced positioning of teeth for ideal oral and general health. This method takes into consideration the entire anatomical and neuromuscular system within the head and neck, allowing us to treat the whole body and end years of chronic pain.

General orthodontic treatment may look at the way teeth come together, and how this affects chewing, aesthetics, and oral comfort. Neuromuscular orthodontic treatment understands that the bite is largely responsible for the positioning of the head and neck, which then affects general posture in the entire body. The generalized tension that comes from poor posture leads to chronic headaches and other physical discomfort.

Orthodontic treatment, though focused on the teeth, can have far-reaching benefits that most people never consider. Dr. Ingber is the only neuromuscular orthodontist in the state of Michigan. To learn more about our orthodontic services, contact Metropolitan Dental Center at (248) 365-7737.

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