Treat TMJ without surgery FAGGA see website
- Posted on: Jan 30 2020
TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw joint, specifically the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). This can impact one’s daily quality of life, and needs to be addressed with the assistance of a dental professional in the Beverly Hills, CA area. However, when patients are told by their dentist that surgery is required, they need to get a second opinion with Dr. David S. Frey. Dr. David S. Frey offers non-surgical treatments for patients who have been diagnosed with TMJ/TMD, including a method known as FAGGA.
What is FAGGA?
FAGGA stands for “Fixed Anterior Growth Guidance Application.” This is the first phase that is involved in a specialized orthodontic treatment system that can improve conditions such as TMJ and TMD. The FAGGA system is best for patients who not only deal with pain from their temporomandibular joint, but for those who have chronic headaches, experience sleep apnea, and those with neck pain. As an additional benefit, the FAGGA system also improves the alignment of the jaw, which can give a more prominent chin and improved profile.
How does FAGGA work?
The FAGGA appliance develops the upper jaw by remodeling the jaw bone. This improves the function and form of the jaw, while also addressing DNA potential that is often corrupted during the growth process by the natural environment. This eliminates TMJ pain, cures sleep apnea, and improves overall facial features for more proportionate appearance and a defined jaw and chin.
How long is the FAGGA appliance worn?
The timeframe during which patients utilize the FAGGA appliance varies greatly from patient to patient, depending on the severity of their condition. It may take several months to a year to complete treatment with the appliance, which is followed by Controlled Arch braces to complete treatment.
Schedule a visit with Dr. David S. Frey today to discuss your TMJ needs
TMJ and TMD requires appropriate care and attention to address. With Dr. David S. Frey, patients in the Beverly Hills, CA area can obtain the treatment they need, eliminating surgical interventions using the FAGGA method. Call (310) 276-4537 today to discuss this and other services available at our practice.
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