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TMJ Treatment Ottawa, ON

TMJ TreatmentAn Overview

Orthodontics can be used to address dental problems associated with a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), commonly called TMJ. Ottawa dentist Dr. Ami Barakat has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ related disorders to help patients regain a bite that is comfortable, healthy and stable. As a neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Barakat offers a range of treatment options for patients with a TMD, including comprehensive orthodontics.

Early evaluation in children at around the age of 7 is important, especially if they have myofunctional habits that can detrimentally effect the development of the bite, such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. Left untreated, these can lead to TMJ disorders that may require more extensive restorative dentistry later. Identifying possible jaw development issues during a child’s growth phase can also allow for early orthodontic intervention to head off possible TMJ disorders.

Setting the stage for healthy jaw alignment and tooth development will have a lasting positive impact on your long term oral health and overall health and well being.

TMJ Treatment What to Expect

Treating TMJ with Orthodontics

For many patients, a dysfunctional bite is the root cause of their TMD, related symptoms and dental problems. This can be the result of jaw malformation, malocclusion or trauma. Realigning the bite with orthodontics to reposition the teeth and/or jaw can restore your quality of life and long-term dental health.

Orthodontic Treatments for TMJ

  • Myobrace: For children and adults, Myobrace is a preventative orthodontic system that can correct oral habits that may provoke the development of crooked teeth. Through a series of exercises and the use of an oral appliance, Myobrace can straighten teeth without the need for metal braces.
  • Traditional Braces: Traditional braces can address complex orthodontic concerns that affect the bite and teeth.
  • Invisalign: A clear aligner system, Invisalign can discreetly correct malocclusion issues that may be causing TMJ related pain symptoms.
  • Oral Appliance: Dr. Barakat offers several types of oral appliances and can help patients achieve a healthy bite through comprehensive treatment planning.
Dr. Ami Barakat

Why choose Villanova Dental Studio?

Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville, ON is a comprehensive family dental practice offering a full range of orthodontic services. From Invisalign to orthodontic appliances for early treatment, Dr. Ami Barakat provides patient focused dental care for straightening smiles and establishing a healthy oral foundation.

Dr. Barakat has committed many hours to continuing education and training and has achieved the status of Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and remains dedicated to improving and enhancing your natural smile with the highest standard of dental health care.