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Orthodontics in Houston

We offer Invisalign in Houston

Many times, adults do not feel comfortable wearing traditional orthodontic braces to straighten their teeth. Now, patients can achieve a beautiful, straight smile without suffering from traditional orthodontia by utilizing a clear braces alternative: Using the Invisalign system, our Houston dentists can give you great teeth straightening results in less time and about the same cost as traditional metal braces.

Invisalign is the nearly invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of clear, custom-made aligners that fit perfectly over your teeth to gradually shift them into proper alignment. Invisalign aligners are made of clear, smooth plastic that is nearly undetectable when being worn. They are also removable, so you can brush, floss, eat, and drink as you normally would.

Snoring treatments

While almost one quarter of American adults suffer from chronic snoring, most never seek medical treatment for their condition. What many people fail to realize is that not only does habitual snoring deeply impact the quality of your sleep, but it can also be an indicator of a more serious condition, like sleep apnea.

What causes snoring?

Snoring is caused by the obstruction of the air flow through the nose and the mouth, resulting in vibrations that cause the snoring sound. Reasons for this obstruction can include:

  • Blockages in the nasal airways that make air passage require extra effort
  • Poor muscle tone in the nose and throat that causes the airway to partially collapse
  • Bulky throat tissue caused by being overweight or having large tonsils or adenoids
  • Soft palate or uvula blocking the airway in the back of the throat

Is snoring associated with any other health problems?

While occasional snoring is primarily just a nuisance, chronic snoring can be an indicator of a more serious condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes long interruptions in the breathing cycle. In severe cases, sleep can be interrupted hundreds of times every night. Not only does this severely impact the quality of your sleep, but it can also cause blood oxygen levels to decrease. This increases the amount of work your heart has to do, causing your blood pressure to rise. If sleep apnea goes untreated for a long period of time, it can lead to an enlargement of the heart and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Chronic snoring has also been linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes.

What treatment options are available for snoring?

A consulatation at our Houston dental office would be required to determine the severity of your snoring problem. At the initial consultation, we would go over an explanation of several different treatments, dependent on the level of your snoring problem, and choose the best option.

TMJ Treatment in Houston

What is TMJ?
TMJ refers to a group of related disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint and the surrounding muscles and tendons. The Temporomandibular Joint connects the temporal bone (upper jaw) to the mandible (lower jaw). Conditions of TMJ involve many different symptoms, often making the disorders difficult to diagnose.

Often, dental conditions are the cause of TMJ disorders. Occlusion, or how your teeth fit together when you bite down, plays an important role in the comfort of your jaw. When your occlusion is ideal, your upper and lower jaw fit comfortably together, allowing the muscles and tendons of the jaw to relax. If your teeth don’t come together properly, your Temporomandibular Joint and the surrounding muscles and tendons are forced to over-compensate for your malocclusion (or poor bite), which can result in discomfort in the jaw, popping, clicking, muscle strain, and frequent headaches.

How can TMJ Disorders be treated?
Various treatments and appliances for TMJ can help correct the relationship of your teeth, muscles, and joints to minimize the discomfort associated with TMJ disorders. Drs. Roth and Chase will create customized dental appliances to treat your TMJ. Your SmilesNY dentist will work with you to develop the most effective TMJ treatment plan and appliance for your specific condition.

Will my TMJ appliance be uncomfortable to wear?
Most people find they become accustomed to a corrective or protective dental appliance relatively quickly. Any custom dental appliance you might need will be included in your treatment plan and thoroughly discussed with you.

Orthodontics in Houston
Dr. Bharwani offers these orthodontic services in Houston and more. Contact us to learn more about our comprehensive dentistry practice.