The Midtown East, Manhattan, New York based Orthodontics Center of NYC is proud to offer adult / children patients diagnosis and treatment for common myofunctional disorders, such as TMJ / TMD dysfunction, adult palatal issues, and tongue / lip ties. Our top rated dental, orthodontic, and dental pain specialists are highly trained in treating patients who suffer from a range of myofunctional disorders and utilize only the latest and greatest in dental technology to deliver dramatic, yet natural-looking results. The dental, orthodontic, and dental pain specialists at the Orthodontics Center of NYC are dedicated to the swift diagnosis and treatment of myofunctional disorders in order to restore harmony and symmetry within the jaw / diminish any symptoms associated with myofunctional disorders.
Myofunctional disorders are commonly and quickly treated by the best in class dental team at the Midtown East, NYC based Orthodontics Center of NYC (Manhattan, New York). We offer a range of diagnostic tools and highly effective treatment plans that are individualized to meet the unique anatomical, functional, and cosmetic needs of each patient.
Our top rated practice offers treatment for the following common myofunctional disorders:
- TMJ / TMD Dysfunction: Symptoms associated with TMJ conditions typically continue to worsen when left untreated, this can cause increased pain and the presence of joint inflammation or damage, in addition to teeth erosion / breakdown. This can lead to additional facial, neck, and head pain, especially if the jaw is not aligned. Untreated TMJ dysfunction related symptoms adds continuous wear and tear with every jaw movement (speaking, swallowing, chewing, yawning, sleeping), which is why it is important to make an appointment with a dentist or TMJ specialist to evaluate and treat the condition.
- Adult Palatal Expansion: Palatal expanders are typically necessary when a patient suffers from significant differences in the upper and lower jaw size, which only worsens the longer the condition is left untreated. Palatal expanders may remain in place from a period of three to twelve months, depending on the severity of the jaw’s narrowness and the amount of time left untreated prior to diagnosis. Once treatment concludes, the patient may receive a retainer for long term use, as a retainer can help ensure the upper jaw retains its new shape.
- Tongue Ties / Lip Tie Release: During your initial oral frenectomy consultation with the top rated New York based board certified dentist, the dentist will review your medical history and perform a routine exam. Depending on your needs, the doctor may recommend a lingual or labial oral frenectomy utilizing scissors or laser technology. The procedure itself takes between 30-45 minutes, depending on the patient’s age. Infants and small children may need the help of a parent to help keep their head back and steady, while adult patients may receive local anesthesia to minimize pain prior to the procedure. The ultimate surgical method depends on the patient’s unique anatomical needs and stitches may be utilized to close the incision.
During your initial consultation with the top rated board certified NY dentist, you will discuss your symptoms with the doctor and he will review your full medical history in order to determine the best course of treatment. You will have ample one-on-one time with the dentist to go over any questions or concerns you might have about your myofunctional disorder and treatment. Routine in-person follow-up appointments are necessary to ensure proper treatment time.
The Orthodontics Center of NYC specializes in taking exceptional care of each orthodontic patient. The honor and privilege of caring for our patients comes with the responsibility and dedication from our best in class orthodontists and our staff to adhere to the utmost standards of excellence in orthodontic patient care. As top-rated, best in class orthodontists we provide highly personalized and comprehensive care. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an orthodontic consultation please feel free to contact our Upper East Side (Manhattan, NY) orthodontic practice for an orthodontic consultation.
Orthodontics Center of NYC
635 Madison Ave, 19th FL, #B
New York, NY 10022