When It’s Time for Phase II TMJ Treatment
For the 93% who have a significant resolution of symptoms, phase II non-surgical options are offered to either keep the improvement or further improve the symptom relief by changing the shape of the upper arch. Phase I treatment is done within the limitations of the presenting narrow, crooked upper arch, but in phase II, we have the ability to correct the upper arch, too.
Dr. Raman will custom-design a TMJ treatment plan that suits your individual needs. Your Kansas City TMJ phase II treatment may include the following:
- Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Milling (CAD/CAM) orthotic to stabilize the jaw.
- Neuromuscular Functional Orthopedics / Orthodontics to correct the jaw shape and move the teeth along with their bone and gum support to a position where your own natural teeth are supporting the optimal jaw and neck position. Correcting the jaw and neck position takes 3 years or more.
- Correcting your arch shape but finishing with Full-mouth reconstruction is also an option to relieve the painful symptoms of TMJ. This option takes about 12 months and corrects appearance as well as function.
Whatever treatment option you choose, Dr. Raman will help relieve your symptoms of TMJ and have you on the fast track to overall wellness. Dr. Raman is the most experienced and skilled TMJ dentist in Kansas City because of his thorough and advanced knowledge of Physiologic Neuromuscular Dentistry, which focuses on the importance of your teeth, muscles, ligaments, nerves, tendons, and joints functioning together for a balanced bite and overall oral health. At the Raman Center for TMJ & Sleep, you are in the hands of a dental team that is highly experienced and well-versed in the most advanced TMJ treatment in the industry.