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Beautiful Smile - Sedalia, MO

I wore braces at age 33 to 35 to help correct my...

I wore braces at age 33 to 35 to help correct my TMJ I also wore various appliances before the actual braces I had great results. Not only are my teeth pretty but my TMJ problem was dramatically improved.

Glad to hear you had such a great experience & outcome. You mentioned you wore various appliances before your braces. It seems some people have a hard time committing to wearing those types of appliances & just generally can't get use to them. Do you have any tips or tricks you would share with someone like that?

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My TMJ had cause me headaches an pain for so many years I was ready to try anything. The first appliance I think was called a Gelb
and it actully pushed my lower jaw foward a bit which was soothing.
The worst appliance fit in the roof of my mouth and I turned it with a tiny key twice a day. This helped enlarge the area, it was the most discomforting. The last appliance was a type of retainer and caused my speech to be slured.
Then the braces. It was all worth it. No more TMJ pain at all. I am still very careful not to overextend my jaw i.e. biting into a whole apple or something hard. Plus I have straight teeth.
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Dr. Spencer

Very proffessional, great atmosphere, worked with me on payments, very considerate of my TMJ problem and he specializes in this area.

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