Neuromuscular Reconstruction

 Full Mouth Reconstruction/Neuromuscular Reconstruction Gallery

Upper Teeth After

Before-lowers

Lower Teeth After

After-lowers

Provisionals

Before-lowers

Fixed Orthotics

After-lowers

This final photo shows Allen’s orthotics.  Orthotics are different than temporaries, although we do use the same materials. They are a diagnostic phase of treatment.   They are designed after a computerized jaw positioning appointment involving jaw tracking and EMG’s. Most often we fabricate a single orthotic over the bottom teeth.  In some cases, such as Allen’s, it becomes necessary to place orthotics on both arches. They are in place for a period of months which allows us to confirm a healthy reconstructive position before anything is made permanent.  More information on this process is available here.

 

Greg is another patients who’s cosmetic makeover was part of a Neuromuscular reconstruction. He wanted to fix the appearance of his front teeth but understood that the destruction on the back teeth also needed to be addressed. Greg did his homework, discovered neuromuscular dentistry, and found Dr. Peterson in Park City.  Part of the initial work up was an EMG assessment of Greg’s existing bite.  It was no surprise to Greg to find the relationship between his upper and lower jaw was so off, his muscles we in a constant state of hyper activity. With a first phase orthotic therapy Dr. Peterson was able to change this relationship and Greg wanted to make the new position permanent.  Greg now enjoys the smile he wanted, his posterior teeth restored, and a healthy and functional neuromuscular system. 

Greg had a busy and successful business career. Finding the time, combined with some traumatic dental experiences earlier in life, were enough to constantly put his dental health on the back burner. Old metal fillings were breaking, teeth were decaying, and he had learned to hide his teeth and smile. After research, and a referral from their good friends already patients of Dr Peterson, Greg came in with his lovely wife Bonnie for a consult. A couple planning sessions later, and in only two visits in the dental chair, Greg had his entire mouth restored to perfect health and beauty painlessly. Even while in the temporaries, Greg’s confidence in his smile was quickly changed and he was receiving constant compliments. Since completing the veneers and crowns his friends and family have all commented on how perfect and natural his result is! Now his friends who referred him, have thanked us for helping him, sharing how this great man’ s personality is no longer hidden behind his teeth and his confidence is stronger that ever!

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