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Smile Missoula

Andrew C. Althauser, DDS
Ste C, 237 SW Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59803-1485
(406) 721-2830
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
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TMJ Therapy

Your dental occlusion (i.e. your bite) is sometimes the cause of frequent headaches, aching or popping joints, shoulder pain, and neck pain. When there is a discrepancy between your bite and joints, tension can develop in the muscles of the jaw, and can lead to a variety of pain. This pain can be reduced or eliminated using a custom-made dental orthotic sometimes in combination with a bite adjustment (see below). Both are non-invasive and helps allow the jaw to return to the position that nature intended. If you have been living with the pain and discomfort described above, we invite you to discover the benefits that this procedure may bring to your quality of life.