TMJ Disorders

Patient with Jaw Pain

The increase in the numbers of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the country is staggering. Currently, at least 1-in-5 of all orthodontic cases are adults. There are many reasons associated with this surge. Some reasons are clearly driven by cosmetics and others evolve around functional and pain-relief considerations. In cases of pain-relief due to oral misalignments such as TMJ, Dr. Stoess-Allen has significant educational and “hands-on” experience in addition to her cosmetic expertise. Crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can contribute to gum disease and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of teeth and TMJ/TMD.

The numbers of adults in Park Avenue Orthodontics are well above the national average, constituting 50% of our practice. Whether a patient requires Insignia® custom bracket/wire system, Invisalign®, Ice® Ceramic Brackets, traditional metal braces or Damon® braces, Dr. Stoess-Allen offers all the leading edge appliance alternatives for adults.

Dr. Stoess-Allen offers a highly unique expertise in non-surgical physiological orthodontic treatment programs to help alleviate pain symptoms that so many adults suffer from as a result of tooth and jaw misalignment. Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen is an expert in treating patients who suffer from TMJ/TMD using Invisalign®.

In addition to cosmetic outcomes, joint and muscular considerations are given significant attention to achieve an ideal and harmonious physiologic position. This ensures long-term benefits for dental and functional well-being and comfort. This type of treatment planning is a highly unique advantage to the practice and treatment programs of New York orthodontist Dr. Stoess-Allen.

During the initial examination, New York orthodontist Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen and her staff will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, our team will work with you to create a treatment plan that works for you and provide you with information about the length of treatment time and the approximate cost.