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If you suffer from frequent headaches, migraines, neck or jaw pain, you might want to visit a specially-trained neuromuscular dentist before you reach for any painkillers. Experts say that people with misaligned bites often have jaw and neck muscles that are overworked. Those overworked muscles can lead to a number of ailments – including jaw pain and headaches. LVI Global, a post graduate dental training facility, trains neuromuscular dentists who deal with misaligned bites – a condition know as TMD. The group says about fifteen percent of adults suffer from TMD. Treatment usually starts with patients wearing an appliance known as an orthotic for a short period of time. The orthotic does not permanently alter a person’s bite. But, if TMD symptoms go away after wearing it, the neuromuscular dentist can safely assume that poor bite alignment was the cause of the pain. From there, patients have several options, including dental treatment, orthodontics or even porcelain restorations. For more information on how a specially-trained neuromuscular dentist can help you, visit leadingdentists.com.