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Jaw Orthopedics and TMJ


When the jaw and teeth alignment is imperfect, an individual could suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders. According to Oxford Lexico, the definition of malocclusion is the "imperfect positioning of the teeth closing the jaw." The imperfect fit of the teeth can cause teeth clenching or grinding, tinnitus, headaches, muscle spasms, pain, or even tissue damage. Dentists will use jaw orthopedics to alleviate pain from temporomandibular joint disorders in adults whose teeth fit imperfectly. Epigenetic dentists will correct the alignment of teeth by using Growth Guidance Therapy strategies.


 Jaw Orthopedics

Dr. Buck uses Growth Guidance Therapy strategies to gently and safely simulate the lifelong remodeling potential within an individual's jaws and face. Growth guidance can create space for crowded teeth, develop a person's face in a forward direction, and even eliminate disordered breathing issues by correctly using growth appliance strategies. Additionally, Growth Guidance Therapy can drastically improve the upper cervical complex C-1 and C-1 stability, which assists with spinal alignment.


Dentists will use devices that attach inside the jaw to the individual's teeth to correct the person's bite. In addition to creating space for crowded teeth, these devices also make room for the tongue. Not enough space for the tongue can result in sleep apnea. Moreover, temporomandibular joint disorders can be a cause of sleep apnea in individuals.


 TMJ Relief with Jaw Orthopedics

Growth Guidance Therapy allows an individual to find relief from the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders. Malocclusion can cause temporomandibular joint disorders. However, dentists can treat symptoms and pain one experiences from temporomandibular joint disorders by using specific strategies to create space in the mouth. With the correction of malocclusion, a person can live life to the fullest and eat, talk, or exercise with help from an epigenetic dentist. Speak with a dentist to determine the best treatment plan to treat one's temporomandibular joint disorder.


 Jaw Orthopedics in Washington

Dr. Buck is a facial and epigenetic orthopedist based in the state of Washington. Dr. Buck, and his fellow ENT physicians and pulmonologists, by combining their expertise, help patients find relief from TMJD. With Dr. Buck and his team, relief from the severity and alleviate symptoms of TMJD is possible. For more information on Dr. Buck's practice and the treatment options he provides, please schedule an appointment by giving us a call today at 206-316-8286. Additionally, one may contact us by filling out our online form.

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Epigenetic Orthodontics

Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedic and orthodontics are well planned the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep breathing disorders.

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Airway Improvement

WOW! A 54% decrease in forward head posture; 164% increase in the antero-posterior size of the airway; 176% increase in the lateral size of the airway all from epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics. This is the future of orthodontics!​
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