Neuromuscular Dentistry Questions

What is neuromuscular dentistry?
Neuromuscular dentistry, sometimes called "full mouth restoration," is the individual restructuring of each and every tooth. The goal of neuromuscular dentistry is to correct your bite, therefore alleviating tension or pain from TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) problems. Neuromuscular dentistry is founded on the belief that a healthy smile begins with healthy function. Dr. Naini's years of experience in neuromuscular dentistry allows her to determine the optimal position of your jaw by measuring the relaxed position of your head and neck muscles and then repositioning the jaw to achieve those exact measurements.

What causes TMD pain?
The temporomandibular joint is the "hinge" that functions when the jaw opens and closes. There are many theories and practices to treating TMD pain. Neuromuscular dentistry practices under the premise that when the teeth are shortened (either by wear, grinding, old age, clenching or even the cumulative effects of large amounts of dental work) then the jaw over-closes causing stress and pressure in the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). By restoring the vertical dimension to the teeth or by repositioning your "bite," optimal health and function is restored. Many people suffering from TMD pain have found relief using the techniques and theories of neuromuscular dentistry.

Why should you choose Dr. Naini for your neuromuscular dentistry needs?
Dr. Naini has had extensive training at The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Unlike some dentists, Dr. Naini has expanded her knowledge and training to include neuromuscular and general dentistry in addition to her cosmetic dentistry practice. Dr. Naini can fulfill all your dental needs and has been improving the smiles of patients in the Washington, D.C. and Virginia area for over ten years.

Who has neuromuscular problems?
While anyone can experience neuromuscular problems usually known as TMD, women are the most likely to suffer. Also, those who were born with poor jaw position or improper bite experience problems. Even others who have had a history of teeth grinding may begin to experience TMD pain. When there is an imbalance in the muscles that open and close the jaw, then tension is created causing pain.

What are the treatment options for neuromuscular problems?
Fortunately, there are great ways to address neuromuscular problems. Neuromuscular issues require a neuromuscular approach and solution. Dr. Naini uses advanced technology to both relax and determine ideal position for your jaw. Treatment options include repositioning the bite or a full mouth restoration. Both approaches seek to alleviate pain and tension in the jaw, head, and neck.

To learn more about neuromuscular dentistry please visit our neuromuscular dentistry page and contact us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Naini has been improving the smiles of patients in for Tysons Corner, Vienna, Reston, Oakton, Herndon, Great Falls, McLean, Greenway, Potomac, Falls Church, Fairfax, Dunn Loring, Arlington, Annandale, Alexandria, and Cabin John, and Washington D.C. for over ten years.

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Alex M. Naini, DDS
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