Rye Smiles for Life
10614 Warwick Avenue, Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030
James from Fairfax had headaches all his life. His TMJ joints popped and clicked all the time, and he couldn’t bring his back molars together. Since molars protect the joints, and since they don’t touch, his joints have been deteriorating over the years. We treated his TMJ by creating an orthotic for him to wear 24/7. The orthotic was specially designed to allow his facial muscles to be at rest, allowing for a relief of stress on the TMJ. Within a week, his TMJ pain was a distant memory. With the pain gone, he was able to do his personal best in weightlifting. When he had to go a few days without his orthotic, his headaches and popping and clicking returned. We hope eventually to move him into porcelain for a permanent resolution of his issues. .