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Las Vegas Orthodontics Offers Insight on TMJ Related Pain

LAS VEGAS, NV – Many may suffer from TMJ- also called TMD – and not realize they have a disorder that can be treated by skilled professionals such as Dr. David Alpan’s Las Vegas orthodontics team.

November is Jaw Joints TMJ Awareness Month, as recognized by the Jaw Joints & Allied Musculo-Skeletal Disorders Foundation, Inc. Alpan, a Las Vegas orthodontist with expertise in this often painful disorder, said getting the word out about symptoms and forms of treatment is vitally important. “It is a good time to take the opportunity to address this important topic,” said Alpan, also known as a Vegas invisible braces expert.
“Seen most often in women of childbearing age, TMJ is very common.” It affects jaw function, and patients frequently experience painful neuromuscular symptoms such as chronic headaches, migraines, neck and back pain, and muscle spasms. Alpan offers treatment options to relieve TMJ/TMD pain and restore proper jaw function. While Alpan is a Vegas braces expert, his office also sees patients impacted by TMJ-TMD.

TMJ can have a serious impact on quality of life. Not all TMJ patients have every TMJ-related symptom, but many experience multiple problems at once. Patients are often misdiagnosed, in fact, because of the many symptoms they report. Some of the more debilitating symptoms include migraine headaches and sleep apnea.

Fortunately, TMJ is very treatable. With the right therapies, patients can resume a more normal lifestyle, free of pain, and with restored jaw function  Alpan, a Las Vegas Invisalign expert, is the founder of Aesthetic Orthodontics. A 1996 graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Alpan received a master’s degree after an extensive research study on TMJ treatment, and has been treating TMJ patients at his Los Angeles office since 1998 and in Las Vegas since 1999.

The staff at Aesthetics Orthodontics is committed to treating TMJ/TMD patients with respect and caring. The environment at Aesthetic Orthodontics is relaxed and friendly, and the patient’s comfort is the team’s first priority. The office site (aeortho.com.s196361.gridserver.com) has a link on the home page directing visitors to more information about TMJ. A form is available to help in assessing symptoms.