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Ortho-Cranial Expertise

Changing perspective can change lives. The Ortho-Cranial Dentistry perspective goes beyond teeth by examining and improving jaw and muscle alignment. Tim Bolin, RiverRock owner and certified dental technician, changes outcomes by changing perspectives. His extensive expertise in ortho-cranial based treatment overcomes once intractable oral dilemmas.

Patients with oral pain demand relief.  Patients without pain want to leave the chair pain free . Dentists (and patients) who already know OCDs’ benefits want- no require– a lab that gets it right and even improves outcomes.  

One of RiverRock’s pillars of long-term success is creating a proper ortho-cranial relationship with the teeth. This relationship is vital when considering the complexity of full-mouth reconstructive dentistry, and valuable in the evaluation of any restorative or aesthetic situation. From our collaboration with clinical experts to our own training in ortho-cranial therapy, we possess the qualifications to achieve long-term success.

What is Ortho-Cranial Dentistry?

The ortho-cranial approach goes further behind the scenes than teeth and joints, taking into account how the muscles and nerves of the jaw and face coexist with them.  Ortho-Cranial Dentistry (OCD) is concerned with the dynamic physical relationship between the range of motion of these joints and body posture.

While teeth are an important element in this relationship, their optimum performance and function is based on how well the muscles are working together.  The dentist scientifically determines the correct jaw position or posture, objectively measuring muscle function to determine proper jaw posture and its movement and function. Years of “unexplained” (TMJ) pain can be turned into a memory. Those considering “purely esthetic” changes need to know about the ortho-cranial relationship. Without the teeth, facial muscles and jaw joints in harmonious balance, painful complications can develop.