Before we start neuromuscular orthodontics, we want to assess the function of your jaw to determine if you have TMJ disorders. If so, you will likely get orthotic treatment before, and possibly during your neuromuscular orthodontics treatment.
We also want to test you for sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, we want to make sure it’s being treated before and during orthodontic treatment.
At Kuhn Dental, we have many options for orthodontic treatment. However, the ones available to you depend on your treatment goals. Dr. Grimshaw will determine which types of orthodontics can achieve the results you are looking for.
If you simply need to straighten teeth, you can choose any type of treatment. If you need more development of the jaw, your choices will be more limited.
Orthodontic treatment can take a long time. After all, we are asking the body to reshape its bones, so you might be looking at a year or more of treatment. We can give you a good idea about how long it will take, but the actual treatment time depends on your body’s response, and how well you follow the treatment instructions.