So, what’s neuromuscular dentistry? Allow me to tell you a story. For years I felt that my jaws were too close to one another, that my chin was too close to my nose; that I was “overclosed” – despite having all my own teeth.
The upper jaw is part of the skull; the lower jaw hangs loose in a cradle of muscles with a joint at the top. When the muscles are at rest, all is well and when bite coincides with closure from this “comfortable” position all is well.
If not, strains are set up in the muscles. Try this; sit up straight, let your jaw hang loose, relax. Now allow it to float up, don’t close, just let it “float” up. Where do your teeth touch first? Now squeeze them together, feel it?
So what? Well it depends on the individual. We can all accommodate to some changes in life, but some can adapt better and to more than others.
Do you get headaches, jaw joint noise or pain, ear congestion, limited opening, broken teeth or fillings, worn edges on teeth, neck or shoulder pain?
You may benefit from advances in this area. Neuromuscular dentistry is in harmony with the body, rather like correcting the wheel alignment on your car.
All of our dentists are fully qualified and can provide you with low cost solutions to your dental requirements.
So what happened to me? My bite was restored using neuromuscular principles, my shoulder aches have diminished, my face looks younger, there is space to reline the tops of my teeth so they look original and I show more of my front teeth when I smile.