I know it is not mere coincidence that Sleep Apnea keeps popping up in the news these days. It does seem that the more we talk to our patients here at Sheridan Dental about their sleep, and sleep apnea, the more our patients and my team and I read or hear about something to do with sleep.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition that occurs when your jaw becomes misaligned. As a result, your bite is not in balance and your muscles are strained in their normal resting position. This can lead to a number of problems and painful symptoms. You may have trouble eating, opening your mouth wide, sleeping, and enjoying your daily activities.
The most common TMJ symptoms are:
If you have been putting off valuable orthodontic treatment due to the unsightliness and hassles associated with traditional braces, Invisalign® offers you an excellent solution. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-designed aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. It is a virtually invisible way to straighten a crooked smile, and no one will even know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.