TMJ Plus Wellness Center offers non-surgical orthodontics in Grapevine, TX, and the surrounding area. To make an appointment or discover more about our services, call 817-481-6888.
What is Non-Surgical Orthodontics?
Non-surgical orthodontics is a method that corrects jaw alignment and abnormalities without painful, invasive treatments. Severe bite issues, jaw malformation, sleep apnea, and TMJ syndrome are just a few of the conditions that non-surgical orthodontics may be able to treat.
Treatments offered include:
Anterior Modeling Appliance (ARA)
Anterior Modeling Appliances help to open the airway by creating bone and expanding the jaw. The ARA also straightens teeth and reshapes facial contours for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. The orthodontist may reduce sleep apnea problems using this method.
DNA Appliance® System (Daytime Nighttime Appliance)
The DNA Appliance® is similar to a standard orthodontic retainer. It works to reshape the structure and direct the growth of both jaws and the temporomandibular (TMJ) joints. Like the ARA system, the DNA system corrects sleep apnea and facial appearance.
This system corrects misaligned teeth and improves jaw development. It applies light forces to correct muscular habits that could lead to crooked teeth. Myobrace® needs to be worn for one to two hours in the daytime and during sleep.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Orthodontics
- Reduced Discomfort Compared to Invasive Surgical Methods
- Straightens Teeth
- Reduces Jaw Pain from TMJ
- Reduces Sleep Apnea Symptoms
- Improves Facial Appearance
Are You a Good Candidate for Non-Surgical Orthodontics?
Our expert orthodontist will give you or your child a complete exam, including CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) imaging. They will then determine whether non-surgical methods may help with the alignment and jaw formation issues underlying many dental and medical problems such as snoring, sleep apnea, teeth grinding, headaches and memory concerns.
Why Choose TMJ Plus Wellness Center?
Our experienced orthodontist and staff can help you overcome tooth and jaw misalignment using various effective methods. Our friendly, welcoming office provides a comfortable environment for our patients.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Surgical Orthodontics
How does non-surgical orthodontics differ from surgical orthodontics?
Unlike non-surgical orthodontics, surgical orthodontics can involve multiple invasive procedures such as an osteotomy (bone cutting), bone grafts, distraction osteogenesis (stretching of the bone), and orthodontic (braces) care. Non-surgical orthodontics treatment occurs in stages, and the treatment can last a few months up to one year or more.
How long does Myobrace® treatment take?
Myobrace® treatment typically takes two to three years, as long as the patient complies with treatment instructions at home.
Is it better to receive non-surgical orthodontic treatment as an adult or child?
Correcting serious orthodontic problems while the patient is still growing is often easier. However, adults can also see beneficial results from these appliances.
Call TMJ Plus Wellness Center
Severely crooked teeth or poorly developed jaws can cause various dental and medical problems. If you or your child needs orthodontic intervention, call TMJ Plus Wellness Center at 817-481-6888.