Growth Pattern Distortions Related to Orthodontic Headgear Placement. [space] “Headgear” is a familiar term in traditional orthodontics. The oft-dreaded phrase conjures up an image of a child’s face in straps wrapping around the head and attaching to a metal bar, terminating in braces and a mouth-piece. Simply put, traditional orthodontics is structured on the premise that there are too many […]
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Both conventional health care and alternative/holistic medicine diagnose and treat symptoms. But there are some important differences. [space] Conventional Health Care: The Bottom Line Due to the current climate of insurance policy and health care regulations, rather than taking the time to correctly diagnose a patient and create an appropriate treatment plan, many health […]
Last month we began our report on findings in OPPERA’s Act Two,” the second series of analyses of data from the Orofacial Pain Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA) study, which enrolled healthy volunteers at four campus sites in Chapel Hill, NC; Baltimore; MD; Buffalo, NY; and Gainesville, FL. Follow-up questionnaires were available from 2,737 enrollees, and clinical examinations in the course of the study documented that 260 of these people developed first-onset TMD.
Two articles in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery report: 1) a high number of metal allergies in Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) patients needing total replacement of their TM joints and 2) one year follow-up data comparing patien…
One of our readers recently brought to our attention a topic that arises occasionally from other TMD patients and we might add, their significant others—intimacy.
“Hi TMJA, I’m a big fan of your website and newsletters and have found both helpful and reassuring. I wonder if you could include something in a future newsletter about the romantic/sexual side effects of TMD which I feel aren’t talked about much but are pretty relevant.
Patients should be cautious when considering TMD treatments that claim to provide relief by correcting occlusal and postural abnormalities. Not only can these treatments be extensive and expensive, but, more importantly, scientific literature does not…