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When to See an Orthodontist?

You should see an orthodontist any time you have a question about the quality of your bite, the alignment of your teeth, or if there are changes in your mouth or jaw. Sometimes, orthodontic issues are painfully obvious. You may have difficulty speaking, chewing or biting, or some of your teeth may be clearly misplaced, crowded or protruding. If that is the case, then it is time to schedule a consultation with our office. Our orthodontic team has the special skills and training needed to accurately diagnose and treat your problem.

An orthodontists job is not always to just straighten your smile. Orthodontists are specialists, meaning they deal with more serious or unique problems than a regular dentist does. Many people are not familiar with this, which can lead to them not knowing when and if they should visit and orthodontist. Continue reading

Relationship between anteroposterior maxillomandibular morphology and masticatory jaw movement patterns

歯列・女性The causal relationships between oral function and craniomandibular morphology are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine whether quantifiable features of masticatory jaw movements and associated EMG activity correlated with variation in morphology as defined by the ANB angle. Thirty-six healthy subjects with no previous orthodontic treatment, asymptomatic masticatory muscles, and asymptomatic temporomandibular joints participated. While subjects chewed gum, jaw movement data and surface EMG data were digitized and then quantified into a 300 variable vector for each subject. Continue reading