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Neuromuscular Orthodontics

Orthodontic movement can not only be used to straighten teeth for esthetic reasons but, if done neuromuscularly, to improve your bite and manage temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Using orthodontics, Dr. Jerry Remmenga can move teeth into a more comfortable and natural position.

Occlusal adjustment may also involve reshaping the occlusal surfaces of your teeth in order to create harmonious contact relationships between your maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower jaw) teeth.

Many people fear that their teeth will eventually move back to their original position. However, orthodontic procedures are permanent when done with neuromuscular occlusion in mind because your teeth will be neuromuscularly aligned in a truly natural position. In other words, your muscles and teeth will reinforce the alignment whenever your mouth is closed.

Occlusal adjustment is available for retreatment as well. Adults who had a similar procedure under one of the old methods of orthodontics may notice that their teeth shifted back to their original position. Orthodontic occlusal adjustment can be used to reposition these teeth and, more importantly, keep your teeth in the desired position.

Orthodontics are used to correct a number of different dental problems. Whether they are used to expand the arch of the mouth, or just straighten a few teeth, many people use orthodontics everyday.

While many people tend to think of metal braces when they think of orthodontics, braces are not the only orthodontic choice to correct crooked or crowded teeth. If the dental problems are identified and treated early enough, traditional braces can be avoided all together.

Dr. Jerry Remmenga uses orthodontics to correct a wide variety of dental problems, including:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Jaw problems

Orthodontics begin with an initial consultation and examination. During your initial consultation, Dr. Jerry Remmenga will evaluate your teeth, jaw, and future growth using computer imaging, x-rays, and other orthodontic equipment.

From this evaluation, Dr. Jerry Remmenga will be able to determine what type of treatment will work best for you, how long the treatment will last, and how much the treatment should cost.

For many people, metal braces are not needed for the amount of correction they would like or need. For moderate orthodontic problems, Dr. Jerry Remmenga can provide you with other orthodontic solutions, including:

  • Arch Expanders
  • Retainers
  • Clear Braces

If you are considering orthodontics  call us at (308) 324-6165. We look forward to hearing from you, helping to reduce your TMD symptoms and giving you the perfect smile you have always wanted.