Dr. David Richter is a highly trained and experienced orthodontist with a special focus on treating complex bite disorders such as TMJ through orthodontia. Crooked teeth and other types of malocclusion can often be the underlying cause of a bite disorder, resulting in not only dental problems but a range of symptoms that can affect daily life.
Common Signs And Symptoms of TMJ Disorders
- Teeth grinding or clenching, often characterized by tooth wear
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Limited mobility in the jaw
- Clicking or popping when opening or closing jaw
During a comprehensive examination, Dr. Richter will evaluate the entire occlusal system to identify the cause of your bite disorder and recommend appropriate orthodontic treatment.
TMJ Therapy: Treatment Options
When malocclusion is the underlying cause for a bite disorder such as TMJ, orthodontic treatment can realign the teeth and bring the bite back into balance. Dr. Richter may also recommend an orthodontic appliance for patients needing to address a more complex problem associated with their jaw position. Treatment options may include:
Schedule A Consultation
If you have been diagnosed with TMJ or are concerned you have a bite problem affecting your dental health, schedule a consultation with Dr. Richter in our Greeley, CO office. We provide orthodontic care for both children and adults in a warm, friendly environment and can help you restore a comfortable, healthy smile that you feel good about.