When the muscles are relaxed from the TENS treatment, your Anchorage neuromuscular dentist will use the Myotronics K7 Evaluation System to monitor the movements of your jaw. Sensors placed on your jaw track its real-time movements; the Myotronics system also picks up any cracking, clicking, or popping sounds your jaw makes.
With all of this valuable information documented, your neuromuscular dentist in Alaska will be able to develop a treatment plan to get your jaw to its optimal position. You may be a candidate for traditional braces, Invisalign® clear retainers, or even a full mouth reconstruction. You may just need an oral appliance to gradually realign your teeth. Every patient’s needs and goals are considered, which means that every single patient has a treatment plan custom-made for them.
What separates neuromuscular orthodontics from traditional orthodontics is that the former is able to map out a treatment plan based on what your mouth and jaw will look like in the future. Traditional braces are adjusted as the patient grows and teeth shift. Neuromuscular orthodontics, on the other hand, allows the dentist to see which direction your movement is heading and design the treatment plan based on that information. Neuromuscular orthodontics results in a beautiful smile but also allows the patient to live free of the painful symptoms that brought them to their dentist in the first place.