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Rider Family Dentistry | Occlusal Adjustment in Cherokee

Cassady Rider D.D.S.

Occlusal Adjustment

 

Do you wake in the morning with sore jaws?

When you bite, do you feel like your jaw is lopsided? If so, then you may need an occlusal adjustment.

An occlusal adjustment corrects the alignment of the bite, that is a result of loose, shifting, crowded, or missing teeth. The result is an evenly distributed bite that eliminates irregular pressure on one side of the mouth.  Once your bite is adjusted, your teeth will meet properly. Occlusal adjustment causes minimal pain, and only a little discomfort. The adjustment is made by using a dental drill using a fine filing stone. In addition to the actual adjustment, removal mouthpieces are also utilized, to protect the tooth surface, and relax the jaw muscles once the adjustment is completed.  

Who is a good candidate for an occlusal adjustment?  Patients with loose or shifting teeth will many times not meet correctly. Patients, who grind or clench their teeth, will have an uneven bite and pressure distribution in the mouth, which is also corrected through an occlusal adjustment. Sometimes tooth sensitivity can be corrected through an occlusal adjustment as the treatment reduces pressure on the sensitive tooth.

New technology allows dentists to accurately identify the areas, which need adjustments. The dentist utilizes a computer scan of the mouth, which records hundreds of bite registrations per minute, and notes even the slightest irregularity. That data allows the dentist to make only the adjustments that are absolutely necessary, which ensures a well aligned bite and minimal tooth wear.

If you suspect that you may need an occlusal adjustment, schedule an appointment.

 
 
 

An estimated nine out of ten children suffer from one or more symptoms related to Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). – JAOS, Bergersen / Stevens

 

These children experience a wide range of debilitating

SDB- related health disorders, such as:

  • ·         ADD/ADHD
  • ·         Lower IQ
  • ·         Chronic Allergies
  • ·         Aggressive Behavior
  • ·         Mouth Breathing
  • ·         Swollen Adenoids & Tonsils
  • ·         Daytime Drowsiness
  • ·         Crooked Teeth
  • ·         Restless Sleep
  • ·         Bedwetting
  • ·         Nightmares
  • ·         Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • ·         Snoring
  • ·         Irritability
  • ·         Frequent Headaches
  • ·         Arrested Growth
  • ·         Low Grades in Math, Science, & Spelling

 

The HealthyStart® System is an oral appliance therapy that promotes natural growth and development, which addresses the root causes of SDB.  Research has shown that SDB-induced oxygen deprivation is a major contributing factor to the childhood health disorders shown above.

The HealthyStart® System has been specifically designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening your child’s teeth.  As these areas develop many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear.  When kids can breathe properly, they can begin to learn, grow, and blossom into their true genetic potential … just as nature intended.

 

 

Many kids with the above health disorders are being “treated” with powerful drugs without evaluating a possible root cause.  Our office can evaluate your child and indicate if there is a breathing and sleeping issue.  Please take the sleep and speech questionnaire to make an initial evaluation of your child.  

Healthy Start not only addresses the root cause of Sleep Disorder Breathing it simultaneously straightens your child’s teeth without braces. Best of all, when treatment begins early, the perfect smiles that the HealthyStart® Appliance System creates are less likely to relapse!

 HealthyStart® creates healthier, happier kids who can breathe.  Rarely has there ever been a single appliance or system with the power to impact your child’s health in so many positive ways. As a parent, you owe it to your child to give them every chance to succeed. Call today for more information on how to help children achieve their full potential.

Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start!

HealthyStart® Appliances are FDA Cleared, BPA, Silicone and Latex Free, ISO Certified, and a Health Canada Class II Medical-Grade Device.

Treatment with the HealthyStart® Appliance System promotes natural growth and development and is safe and effective. HealthyStart® is non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical, pain-free and non-invasive therapy, is soft, comfortable and worn at night (or as directed) to assist parents who struggle with children affected by Sleep-Related Breathing Disorder, a restricted airway and crowded or crooked teeth.