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Established 1955

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Other purposes

Aside from helping correct teeth alignment, some patients are required to wear retainers to help with speech problems or to solve certain medical problems. Among the disorders were retainers are used are:

Tongue-thrust. Tongue thrust is when the tongue sneaks through the teeth when a patient speaks. A special retainer with small metal bars hanging from the roof of the mouth restrains the tongue from snaking when the patient speaks. The patient is required to wear this special retainer over a certain period.

Temporomandibular joint disorder. Called TMJ for short, this is a bite disorder that could also be caused by the abnormal contact of the teeth that affects the jaw muscles and the joints in the mouth. It can also be caused by neurological disorders.

Bruxism. Also called teeth gnashing, bruxism is a habit that takes place when a person is asleep that causes abnormal tooth erosion and can caused other medical maladies such as jaw pain and headaches. It is one of the most common sleep disorders and is cured by fitting a retainer that prevents the mouth from completely closing during sleep.

Patient Reviews

Of the people whose smiles I admire, I have asked 1 common question. "Who was your Orthodontist!" Overwhelmingly the answer has been Dr Lupini. That is inarguably the Greatest testimony for his work and the results that you also will receive!

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Established 1955

John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.