Over the years, within both the dental and medical fields, there have been many creative ways to help patients who struggle with temporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly known as TMJ or TMD. Sometimes surgery is recommended or special braces or even therapy. Other times, patients simply go misdiagnosed and end up not treating the real root cause of their pain, leaving them living in a never-ending cycle of discomfort.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Ashley Lee, the team at My Rivertown Dentist is changing the way you feel about comfortable, effective TMJ treatment. No one should have to struggle with this, especially when these complex joints have a pretty big job to do every day, every time you chew, speak, swallow, or yawn. If something is out of alignment, all of these ordinary things can leave you in extraordinary pain. Other symptoms can include:
Say goodbye to these issues and more, thanks to My Rivertown Dentist’s newest partnership with Vivos Therapeutics and their revolutionary DNA appliance, backed by The Institute for Craniofacial Medicine.
We’re so thrilled to be one of the only dental offices in Madison to offer Vivos’s DNA appliance. To give you a better idea of how it works, picture a retainer you would wear following orthodontic treatment — the two customized devices are quite similar. Your DNA appliance is designed to encourage the gentle movement of individual teeth and your jaw. It’s used to precisely grow, re-shape, and idealize the position of the bone located in your palate, mimicking what happens during natural jaw development and bone growth. What you’re left with in the end is less TMJ pain and a jaw joint that’s now in a position to function optimally without issue or discomfort.
My Rivertown Dentist uses Vivos’ treatment planning and appliances because they’re highly successful in fixing growth and development issues before they become a problem. When this happens, you end up getting help for the problem, but not the original issue. Patients who wear their appliance for 16 hours a day saw a dramatic improvement in TMJ symptoms.
Are you interested in learning more about DNA appliance therapy and TMJ? Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Ashley Lee at My Rivertown Dentist in Madison to schedule a comprehensive consultation where we can do an in-depth examination of your mouth, jaw, head, neck, posture, etc. It’s time you lived life to the fullest without problems or pain.