As a speech pathologist, Laura shares her journey of discovering how impactful proper myofunction can be, and how addressing these issues at any age is life-changing. Laura had normalized her symptoms as just ‘getting older’ however she gained more depth and clarity on how proper myofunction impacts health and wellbeing while going through treatment herself. As someone who offers myofunctional coaching and support for her own clients, Laura understands the importance of catching these issues early, but she emphasizes that even if you are an adult, there is hope. Having one of our Myofunctional Therapists as a coach helped give her a different perspective and really changed her quality of life through improved sleep, less pain, getting back to feeling more like herself. The best time to resolve the problem is NOW.
Hear from Chris as he shares how an alarming experience with lock jaw lead him to discovering solutions for his vocal and postural issues. He learned first hand how having proper alignment of the jaw creates a more open air column and how that has effected his ability to create a clear and powerful sound without having to strain. Adult braces were not in his plans, but he is glad he made the decision to invest the time because of the meaningful impacts the treatment has had on his health and his ability to do his job as a musician.
Before, Cynthia’s jaw dysfunction was causing daily, severe pain. Her diet was restricted, and her lifestyle altered by over 20 years of migraines, recurring sinus infections, facial pain, ear congestion, and dizziness. Treatment options were frustrating and inconsistent. Now, pain-free, Cynthia talks about her life-changing experience working with Downtown Dental.
Caitlin was referred to Dr Clark by her Vanderbilt physician for TMJ/TMD pain. She was hesitant to seek out another provider after already undergoing bi-weekly physical therapy appointments to manage pain, migraines, and a recently discovered voice disorder, vocal dystonia. Caitlin discusses why she’s so thankful she finally called Downtown Dental, and how manageable the process was for a busy, working professional.
Caleb was experiencing frequent headaches and had a history of struggling with sleep apnea and other medical conditions. Since starting his treatment plan with Downtown Dental, Caleb has experienced fewer and less intense headaches. His sleep is improving and he wakes up feeling rested and refreshed. Watch Caleb’s video and see how Downtown Dental’s expertise and patient education gave him the confidence to make these positive changes in his life.
Lisa had been struggling with symptoms of TMJ most of her life. The headaches and clenching of teeth led her to multiple dentists and many treatments with varied success. Her experience with Downtown Dental has brought her relief from the pain, and a renewed sense of confidence. Watch Lisa’s video to learn about her experience with Downtown Dental.
After years and years of various TMJ problems, chronic ear infections, migraines, and neck and back pain, Kayla was hesitant to try another dental treatment plan. After her first visit, the staff at Downtown Dental gave her confidence and hope that she could finally be pain free. Hear her story.
Sylvia is a downtown employee and longtime patient who suddenly began experiencing headaches and wondered if her dental team could help figure out if the migraines were related to TMJ/TMD. Turns out she was right. Watch Sylvia’s story and fall in love with her sweet spirit (as we all have).
We know we’re doing something right when our patients refer their friends, coworkers and family members. Monty was overwhelmed by trying to find a dentist when he recently moved to Nashville. Luckily a friend recommended Downtown Dental to him, and he was pleasantly surprised by our team concept and the friendly, laidback energy of the office.
Susan experienced a gap between her two front teeth and wanted to explore cosmetic dentistry. Unfortunately, past experiences with other dentists had made her a little leery until she came to see Dr. Clark. You should hear her story, because she is probably one of the most stylish people we know.
Dee suffered from chronic neck and shoulder pain associated with migraines. After researching her options for pain therapy, she decided to explore custom dental orthotics to realign her jaw, restore balance, and eliminate pain. Watch this video for more about Dee’s moving story.
Many new Downtown Dental patients aren’t accustomed to a dental practice that focuses on technology versus traditional therapy or medications. Dara was a new patient with a history of minimal dental issues. Unfortunately, a crown placed by her former dentist was giving her big problems, including gum disease. She was surprised to learn that the bacterial inflammation could be easily treated with laser therapy as opposed to antibiotics.
Sleep apnea was just one of the issues overtaking Melinda’s overall health and happiness until Dr. Clark and the Downtown Dental team helped her discover new options she never imagined would work.