5 Benefits of TMJ Treatment

The National Institute of Health (NIH) estimates as many as 12% of Americans could be struggling with TMJ syndrome. What is TMJ syndrome? TMJ syndrome is the common name for temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also referred to as TMD. Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the complex joints connecting the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the … Continued

What Is an Underbite? How Is it Treated?

Generally, we love the gifts our families give. Christmas, our birthday, and other special occasions are great celebrations. However, some of the “gifts” our families bestow aren’t so special. You know, like those pesky inherited traits.  If you have an underbite, you’ve most likely inherited it from a relative. An underbite is when the lower … Continued

What Is An Overbite? How is it treated?

Recently, researchers have begun to look closely at how a person’s genes affect their facial features. For instance, they found that our noses are the part of the face most influenced by our genes. Another area influenced by our genes is our jawline and the position of our teeth.  An overbite, also known as buck … Continued

What Age Can My Child Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

Reasons for beginning orthodontic treatment Sometimes tooth and jaw problems are caused by losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits like thumb sucking. It’s also possible to inherit these problems. If someone in a person’s family needed braces, it’s likely their kids will too. When teeth are misaligned, it can cause a wide range … Continued