TMJ Treatment, neuromuscular  approach to dental care

Do you grind your teeth at night or clench them during the day? Do you often get head and neck pain, have sore jaws while chewing, have pops or clicks in your jaw joints, or have sensitive teeth? Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also referred to as TMJ or TMD, affects many people’s quality of life and can present itself through symptoms like these. TMJ is the source of chronic pain for many and can result in severe wear, or fracturing of your teeth and restorations, leading to tooth loss.
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

    Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

    Americal Dental Association (ADA)

    American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)


TMJ/TMD sufferers experience uncomfortable symptoms for a reason – an unbalanced bite where the upper and lower jaws meet. Once our neuromuscular dentist evaluates your symptoms and diagnoses TMJ, she will develop a personalized treatment plan designed to correct it.

How much does TMJ/TMD treatment cost?

Costs can vary, based on procedures.

Dr. Sebree is one of 94 Dentist Internationally with extensive advanced training in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders and the temporomandibular joint. She has devoted her post-graduate studies in aesthetic and neuromuscular dentistry. She uses neuromuscular dentistry comprehensively to treat TMJ disorders and correct bite alignment, reducing pain in the jaw, face, neck, shoulder, and headaches associated with joint and muscle dysfunction. She has helped countless patients restore their form and function in a harmonious bite that is aesthetically beautiful.  

Jaw joint disorders can make chewing uncomfortable and cause pain in your face, neck, and ears

The TMJ (temporomandibular joint or jaw joint) is a sliding hinge that attaches your skull to your jaw. This hardworking joint is responsible for jaw movement and enables chewing, talking, and yawning.
When your bite (how your teeth meet) is properly aligned, your jaws move smoothly and easily to bring your teeth together simultaneously. When teeth are missing or out of alignment, your jaw muscles need to work harder, and the jaw joint compensates by moving out of its normal position and into a position that allows the teeth to meet. The combination of pressure and misalignment can lead to headaches and damage to your teeth and jaw joint.

Neuromuscular Dentistry and TMJ Treatment

Dr. Sebree uses neuromuscular dentistry, a holistic approach to dental care by moving beyond just the teeth and gums to also focus on the relationship between the muscles, nerves, and joints of the upper and lower jaw.
The goal of neuromuscular dentistry is to create a harmonious balance in the entire mouth to achieve an aligned bite. A balanced bite keeps the jaw joints and muscles moving smoothly and helps eliminate or eradicate the symptoms of a TMJ disorder.
Neuromuscular dentistry is the art and science of finding a person’s relaxed jaw position (their correct bite), and then devising treatments to make it permanent, thus eliminating those painful symptoms. We use sophisticated computer analysis and muscle relaxation techniques to diagnose and treat your symptoms. We are often very successful in improving or eliminating the chronic pain and discomfort felt by TMJ sufferers.
The high-tech Electromyograph (EMG) is used to track jaw muscle activity and find the perfect position of rest. Our neuromuscular dentists then use various treatment measures to establish your bite in its correct position.

Comprehensive exam and consultation

Dr. Sebree will examine the muscles of your head, neck and jaw.
The initial step in determining if you are experiencing problems with your jaw joint is a consultation with Dr. Sebree. She will review your medical and dental history; ask what symptoms you have, if you have experienced trauma or injuries to your head and neck.
Dr. Sebree will conduct an examination of the muscles in the head and neck to check for signs of pain, tenderness, and stiffness. During the comprehensive oral exam, she will look for broken teeth and bony outgrowths on your jawbone. She will also take an impression of your mouth in its current position.
Solutions to provide long-term pain relief
If you choose to correct your bite permanently, Dr. Sebree may use crowns, veneers, braces, or precise straightening to correct the way your teeth come together and provide relief from headaches and painful TMD.

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