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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.

What other problems can braces address?

Braces can also prevent the development of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), more commonly referred to as jaw joints problems. TMJ usually develops when the lower jaw is positioned too far back, resulting in the compression of blood vessels and nerves in the area. Poorly positioned teeth also aggravate TMJ. The usual method of correcting this condition is by TMJ splint therapy, which decreases the pressure exerted on the jaw and reduces pain. Braces can take the place of a TMJ splint, moving the teeth in order to stabilize the jaw in the appropriate position.

Braces can also be used to discourage thumb-, finger-, or pacifier-sucking among children. When practiced beyond the age of 6 or 7, sucking can cause dental problems among children, such as crooked teeth, irregular bite, speech problems, abnormal tongue positions or tongue-thrusting habits.

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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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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.