Orthodontist in Livonia, LA
At Frugé Orthodontics, the health of our patients is our top priority. With 30+ years of experience, our board-certified orthodontists offer a variety of treatment options to improve the physical appearance and functionality of your smile and, ultimately, restore your confidence.
Livonia orthodontist office hours: Every other Monday: 8:00am-2:45pm
Fruge Orthodontics in Livonia helps people with a variety of problems, whether it be your smile, sleep apnea, or Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).
In Livonia, Fruge Orthodontics can not only help improve your smile, but they also alleviate more severe problems caused by TMD and sleep apnea. The orthodontists here are dedicated to improving the patients' quality of life and physical appearance.
What is TMD?
TMD is a painful disorder that can cause facial and neck pain. This is caused by excessive strain on the Temporomandibular joints (TMJs). Because the TMJ's connect the lower jawbone to the skull, speaking, chewing, swallowing, and yawning can cause an immense amount of pain. The pain can become unbearable and cause reoccurring headaches. Fruge Orthodontics can help you find relief. If you live in the Livonia area, call Fruge Orthodontics if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Pain in the jaw area
- Pain or ringing in the ears
- Recurring headaches or neck pain
- Muscle spasms in the jaw
- Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth
- Popping sound when you move your jaw
- Change in teeth alignment
What is sleep apnea?
In Livonia, Fruge Orthodontists can also treat sleep apnea, a disorder that affects your breathing during sleep. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you could stop breathing up to thirty times per hour, which disrupts your sleep cycle. Common causes of sleep apnea are obstructive issues, turbinate bones, or a deviated septum. No matter the reason, Fruge Orthodontists can help you find relief.
While sleep apnea and TMD are more severe problems, Fruge Orthodontics also offers more traditional treatments:
- Jaw surgery
- Missing teeth