Candid and Smile Direct Club

I’m flying at 37,000 feet back from JFK to Burbank from a family event on the East Coast.  Jet Blue also has many channels to watch and everyone has their own selection to make.   The screen across the aisle had an ad for Candid which is a do-it-yourself orthodontic aligner company that cuts out the … Continue reading “Candid and Smile Direct Club”

Grinding of Teeth & Tongue Tie Connection

Most people believe that grinding their teeth is because they are stressed. Stress has something to do with it in some instances but often is not the primary cause. Grinding teeth is often associated with airway issues. Serious airway issues, like Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), are often accompanied by grinding of teeth. Teeth grinding occurs … Continue reading “Grinding of Teeth & Tongue Tie Connection”

Possible Relief From Grinding

Possible Relief From Grinding
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Many people clench and/or grind their teeth and suffer headaches or neckaches as a result. When the front teeth touch before the back teeth the lower jaw can be driven back, and pain can be a frequent problem. This patient suffered with frequent migraines for many years. We opened small spaces just behind her upper … Continue reading “Possible Relief From Grinding”

Adult Began Snoring as a Child

Adult Began Snoring as a Child
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This patient began snoring as a young child, was in and out of braces throughout her adolescent and young adult life and had double jaw surgery that failed. She came to Dr, Hang with increasing TMJ pain, breathing problems and teeth that were battered from years of grinding. Discouraged, she did not think there was … Continue reading “Adult Began Snoring as a Child”

What are the Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy

We use the muscles of our face and mouth for talking, chewing, swallowing, smiling, singing, etc. and don’t usually think a thing about whether or not we are using these muscles correctly. Being certain these muscles are toned and used correctly can help guide the teeth into desirable positions in the growing child, contribute to … Continue reading “What are the Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy”