Neuromuscular Dentistry
Plymouth, Minnesota

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of neuromuscular dentistry? Call the trained experts at Boger Dental. We will help you get the care you need today.

Neuromuscular Dentistry in Plymouth, Minnesota

Here at Boger Dental, we are proud to be one of the few offices to offer neuromuscular dentistry to patients here in Plymouth. Neuromuscular dentistry is a philosophy that is meant to correct some jaw misalignment at the temporomandibular joint. It helps to produce a more balanced bite. To learn more about this treatment, schedule a consultation with your friendly Boger Dental team.

What Is Neuromuscular Dentistry?

Neuromuscular dentistry is used to help balance one’s bite. A strong, healthy, and well-balanced bite is key to optimal oral health. Generally, there is a misalignment in the jaw near the temporomandibular joint. This can cause one’s bite to be uneven and uncomfortable. If you think your bite may be uneven, let us know. We will assess the health of your bite to determine if you may benefit from treatment.

During your appointment, our team uses a variety of computerized instruments and systems to measure your jaw movements and muscle activity. This will determine the extent of your problem and to establish a natural resting position for the jaw. We will then develop a treatment plan based on your needs.

How Much Does Neuromuscular Dentistry Cost?

The costs of your treatment will depend on your unique needs and goals. At Boger Dental, we do everything we can to provide comprehensive, high-quality care to all our patients. If you’re interested in learning more about neuromuscular dentistry, be sure to schedule a consultation. We will be able to provide a complete breakdown of all costs.

For your convenience, we also offer affordable financing options to patients who qualify. Be sure to ask a member of our friendly staff! We will help you find the solution that is right for you.

The Stages of Neuromuscular Dentistry at Boger Dental

Stage 1: Temporary Orthotics

After diagnosing your TMJ, your dentist will make a temporary orthotic/night guard designed to eliminate clenching and grinding as well as TMJ pain and dysfunction.

You’ll wear this orthotic for a minimum of two months as your mouth adjusts to a new position and your dentist makes additional adjustments to refine your bite.

Stage 2: Bite Stabilization

Once your optimal bite has been achieved, your dentist will find a long-term strategy to maintain this bite. There are three main treatment options:

  1. Long term orthotic wear: Many patients choose to wear the orthotic long-term, either only at night or 24/7. As it wears down, it will have to be replaced every few years (especially if used to eat).
  2. Orthodontic Therapy: Braces can move the teeth to the position determined by the NM orthotic.
  3. Tooth Reconstruction: Fillings, crowns, and veneers can be used to construct your bite to a new and improved bite.

Summary and More Information

Here at Boger Dental, we make sure our patients get the treatment they need. We are a team of dedicated dental professionals committed to empowering each patient’s optimal oral health decisions by listening, educating, and delivering exceptional dental care. To discover if neuromuscular dentistry is right for you, call us today!

Do you need neuromuscular dentistry in Plymouth, Minnesota? If so, we want to hear from you. Contact us at (763) 546-7707 today.

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