Misken Dental Team

Many individuals do not realize that muscles play an important role in dentistry. The science of Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD) evaluates and treats your overall well-being by considering how your muscles, teeth and joints all work together.

To understand Neuromuscular Dentistry, it is important to firstly know a few things about your occlusion or "bite." Your occlusion is the way that your upper and lower teeth fit together. The muscles of your head and neck posture your jaw and hold the lower teeth close to the upper ones. Your jaw posturing muscles may be overworked in attempting to maintain this position. This condition can lead to a variety of problems including a less than ideal bite, muscle pain or dysfunction, or jaw joint problems. The Neuromuscular Dentist determines the jaw position that is best for you and adjusts or alters your occlusion (bite) to that position.