Verticalizing the Posterior Teeth of a TMD Pain Patient showing sequence transitioning from lower removable orthotic to final neuromuscular (NM) orthopedic position, giving the natural teeth the bite they deserve. Condyles can remodel when proper physiologic joint space is developed and maintained with an optimal bite position.
This is a classical article written by Dr. Chan which convey’s the power of neuromuscular instrumentation and orthopedic understanding that bones move, teeth can develop to their full potential and jaw joints can reposition to a more optimal position. This article has received numerous accolades as well as interest from many clinicians desirous to know how it is possible to do NM Orthodontic with TMD paining patients.
This article conveys the importance of a proper “Physiologic” diagnosis to relate the maxillary and mandibular casts prior to definitive treatment and decision making. A proper physiologic mandibular position could just possibly avoid the unnecessary need for irreversible jaw surgery.