Achieve a straight smile with the best dental specialist care in Oakland CountyMost people, when they think of how to straighten crooked teeth, imagine metal brackets and wires. They may also keep in mind the final desired result, which is a more attractive smile. There are many who now know that orthodontic treatment aids in the preservation of oral health, aiding in the accomplishment of successful hygiene. What few, if any, people think about is how straightening crooked teeth can improve seemingly random symptoms like headaches or jaw pain.
Chronic headaches are experienced by approximately 20% of Americans. This adds up to about fifty million individuals. Chronic headaches are most commonly thought to be caused by stress, or possibly poor postural habits. In many cases, over the counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medication is used to alleviate headache pain. Some people may even visit a chiropractor for spinal adjustments to handle headaches. Understanding the link between anatomical structure and bodily function, adjusting misalignments makes sense.
Where alignment of the spine is important for various functions, bite alignment within the oral structure is also important. In fact, it has been discovered through research that bite imbalances is the root cause of several discomforts in many, such as head, face, neck, and shoulder tension. One way to achieve the best possible results from orthodontic treatment is to work with a neuromuscular dental specialist in Oakland County. At Metropolitan Dental Centers, we have helped many of our patients become free from chronic pain.
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?Neuromuscular dentistry is focused on creating alignment within the oral structure, determining and achieving the most suitable balance of all teeth as they relate to opposing teeth. Essentially, the goal of neuromuscular dentistry is to enable teeth to fit together properly when biting down or chewing. When this is accomplished by taking into consideration how the jaw relates with the anatomical and neuromuscular system in the neck and head, we are able to end chronic pain.
Welcome to Metropolitan Dental Center
In our office, we have two different sides, our general dentist's side and the orthodontics is in one section of the office. The other side is our periodontist and our TMJ doctors. As you enter the door, depending on your appointment you either go to the left or the right. We will then take you back to the appropriate treatment room.
Every single room has been re-done with state-of-the-art equipment, brand-new cabinetry, newly painted walls, new chairs, new floors, and everything. It is brand-new, state-of-the-art, squeaky clean, and we will bring you back to the appropriate treatment room.
Doctors will come in and give a quick 'hello' and take the appropriate x-rays that we have and make you feel comfortable and at home.
To address chronic pain in the head or neck area, contact Metropolitan Dental Center at (248) 365-7737.