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What other problems can braces address?

Braces can also prevent the development of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), more commonly referred to as jaw joints problems. TMJ usually develops when the lower jaw is positioned too far back, resulting in the compression of blood vessels and nerves in the area. Poorly positioned teeth also aggravate TMJ. The usual method of correcting this condition is by TMJ splint therapy, which decreases the pressure exerted on the jaw and reduces pain. Braces can take the place of a TMJ splint, moving the teeth in order to stabilize the jaw in the appropriate position.

Braces can also be used to discourage thumb-, finger-, or pacifier-sucking among children. When practiced beyond the age of 6 or 7, sucking can cause dental problems among children, such as crooked teeth, irregular bite, speech problems, abnormal tongue positions or tongue-thrusting habits.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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" How could I give anything but 10 stars when the whole experience was perfect! Dr. Margolis and his staff are polite, friendly and informative. Every appointment from the first consultation through having the braces taken off were run like a well oiled machine... And most importantly, my daughter's teeth look amazing and she is all smiles!! "
- Kathy C.

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Tel: (413) 596-9657, Fax: (413) 596-9689
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