We can correct the imbalances in your bite
Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Does your jaw feel tight or produce a clicking noise every time you open your mouth? Do you clench your jaws frequently?
Dr. Hugh Flax has been successfully treating bite issues since the early 1990s. As a graduate of the Dawson Academy and Kois Center, he’s trained with nationally-recognized experts in TMJ and neuromuscular disorders. Whatever’s bothering you about your bite, trust us to approach your smile individually, creating a custom treatment plan to address your concerns.
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How can you help my bite?
We can address facial muscle imbalances that are causing pain, aesthetic concerns, or dental health issues, including:
- TMJ disorder
- Crooked teeth
- Tongue thrusting
- Teeth grinding
- Mouth breathing
- Sleep apnea
What can you expect?
Through his understanding of neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Flax will perform an in-depth exam to analyze your bite and evaluate just how your jaw and bite are working together.
Once the cause of the problem has been pinpointed, we’ll outline the best combination of treatments. This may include relaxation techniques, bite guards, orthodontics, or full-mouth reconstruction.
We’ll monitor results over time, checking in with you to make sure you’re on the right track and that the results are exactly as intended.
“I came to see Dr. Flax for a second opinion on some dental issues I was having. He and his team were amazing! They took such good care of me, and treated me like I had been their patient for years.”
— Lainie T.
“There are dentists who specialize in ‘cosmetic dentistry’ and then there’s Dr. Flax. He’s one of the most respected and talented dentists…not in Atlanta, but in all of North America.”
— John K.
Why patients choose Flax Dental
Your smile deserves the very best — the highest degree of experience, precision, and results. By taking a personalized approach, we’ll ensure you achieve a healthy, functional, pain-free smile that meets your goals and lasts for many, many years!
Dr. Flax answers your questions about a misaligned bite
What causes bite stress?
There could be any number of culprits! I commonly work with patients who are dealing with issues like:
- Teeth grinding (bruxism) or clenching
- Damage caused by a blow or other impact
- Missing teeth
- Tongue thrusting
- Misaligned bite
- Sleep disordered breathing
How can I relax my bite?
Stress is a leading cause of a tense jaw. If that’s the case, some lifestyle changes can be beneficial, including:
- Maintaining good posture
- Getting enough sleep at night
- Reducing stress
- Trying jaw exercises
- Avoiding caffeine
- Avoiding medications that increase clenching and grinding
What’s the best way to fix my bite alignment?
We may recommend any number of treatments, depending on your specific diagnosis, including:
- Recontouring the biting surfaces of your teeth
- Repairing broken teeth
- Filling cavities or replacing old, worn out fillings
- Extracting and replacing severely damaged teeth
- Orthodontic treatment
- Oral splint
Flax Dental is located inside the Perimeter and is a short walk from the MARTA Medical Center station. We offer free parking and convenient office hours.
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