Osteopathic treatment can give effective relief of pain during orthodontic work.

Orthodontic work is the use of dental appliances or braces that apply small amounts of force over a long period of time to the bones of the jaw and the posititioning of teeth. Osteopathic treatment can support the body during the changes placed upon it. Patients often notice a reduction in pain and discomfort and increased freedom of movement after getting osteopathic treatment.

What can we help with?

Anyone who has gone through the process of orthodontic work knows that it can be uncomfortable and in some cases quite painful. Osteopathic treatment can help with some of the side effects such as

  1. TMJ Pain
  2. Jaw Pain
  3. Neck and Back Pain
  4. Headaches

Cranial osteopaths are able to treat the whole body, including the head and face. It is a good idea to have appointments over the course of your treatment after there have been adjustments to the orthodontic appliance. Cranial osteopathy involves gentle balancing movements of the bones, muscles, and ligaments and is well suited to helping the body adapt as the dental arch changes. Osteopathic treatment aims to relieve any strain in the muscles of the face and neck, reduce pain as well as allow the face and jaw to change more rapidly. The osteopaths will examine and treat any dysfunction in the muscles of the throat that affect your jaw, the vertebra in your neck and upper spine, and the bones in your head and face.

Traditional and Functional Orthodontics

Our osteopaths work with both the traditional approach to orthodontics and the functional approach. We are able to treat adults and children.

Please call our office to speak to an osteopath if you have any questions.

Have a look at our jaw painneck pain and lower back pain pages for more information about how osteopathic treatment might be able to help you with your pain.