Dr. Klein has been trained to provide appliances that can improve your sleep. Our appliances work by advancing your lower jaw and allowing you to breath more easily during the night. Snoring is a problem that affects 67% of adults. It is conservatively estimated over 120 million people in the United States snore every night. Snoring can cause disrupted sleep for both snorers and their sleeping partners and it can lead to health problems. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the soft tissues at the back of the throat completely close off the airway so that air cannot flow into the lungs. We review the evaluation findings and explain the risks, benefits and reasonable expectations of the different treatment options with each patient. We guide patients in deciding which oral appliance will be most effective and comfortable for their situation.
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Therapy
TMJ therapy begins with a discussion of symptoms and a thorough exam. In order to properly assess your situation, images of the TMJ’s, pictures of your face and teeth, models of your teeth and a record of how you bite down may be needed. After the proper information is gathered the process of diagnosis and treatment begins.
Clenching & Grinding
Appliances can be fabricated to protect the teeth against destructive forces of clenching and grinding. These appliances can be worn during the day or night. They are custom fit to your mouth and accurately adjusted to your bite scheme.