Carol has suffered from Sleep Apnea for many years. She was successfully treated by another doctor for her Sleep Apnea with an oral appliance. Carol was informed by that doctor of the risk of bite change. Over time she developed a permanent open bite where none of her front teeth came together any more. Carol could no longer bring most of her teeth together to eat. Since her changed jaw position improved sleep breathing, she did not want to go back. Yet she wanted to be able to chew normally. All of her back teeth already had metal crowns. We were able to further improve the jaw position, decompress the TM Joints and restored her mouth to full chewing function with Neuro muscular dental techniques. The aesthetic improvement of her smile with all porcelain restorations was a bonus.
American Dental Association recognizes only nine specialty areas. Cosmetic dentistry, TMJ, implant dentistry, Neuromuscular dentistry and Aesthetic dentistry are not part of these nine specialty areas. While Dr. Raman is a general dentist that has received many years of training in these areas and trains dentists from around the world in these advanced dental areas, since there is no ADA recognition of specialty in these areas, Missouri rules require the following statement. "Cosmetic dentistry, TMJ, implant dentistry, Neuromuscular dentistry and Aesthetic dentistry are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA that requires no specific educational training to advertise this service".
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