At Bite Align, we are focused on disorders of the jaw and/or airway. This means that we offer treatment for temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD) and sleep apnea. We also help people with developmental and functional problems of the jaw through the use of orofacial myofunctional therapy.
TMJ can cause a wide range of symptoms. Most of the symptoms are centered in the head and neck, but they can extend to the back and arms. Often people with TMJ have their symptoms dismissed or misdiagnosed. We work to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Then we recommend the best treatment. Usually, we can resolve your symptoms without drugs and without surgery.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a serious, even deadly, sleep breathing disorder. In this condition, your breathing stops during sleep. You may not be aware that your breathing is stopping, even though it might happen hundreds of times a night. Your doctor might prescribe CPAP, but there are other treatment options. Oral appliance therapy works just as well as CPAP for most people. And in certain cases we can cure sleep apnea with the DNA (Daytime/Nighttime Appliance).
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
The jaw system is highly complex, involving many muscles and bones that need to work and develop together. Unfortunately, they don’t always work properly in concert, which can lead to functional and even developmental problems. With orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT), we use a combination of exercises and oral appliances to eliminate bad habits and achieve developmental goals.