Neuromuscular Dentistry


It's all about the bite! You've seen people who have worn their teeth down to stumps. The distance between their nose and chin keeps shrinking and collapsing. This condition is so common its one of the stereotypes of aging. This collapsed facial appearance is preventable and treatable with Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD). After treatment, these people look like they have had a face-lift! Not only do they look better but they feel better as well. Their new bite is in complete harmony with their Temporomandibular Joint and muscles of the head and neck. What could be better than having an exceptional smile and looking ten years younger? With Neuromuscular Dentistry in Redding you can.

What is Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular dentistry uses the relaxed position of the muscles of the head and neck to place the jaw into an optimal physiological position. Years of research and clinical experience have shown dramatic improvements in treating patients with head and neck pain.

The Latest in Smile Makeover Technology

You can reap the benefits of full mouth rejuvenation which restores the teeth back to a beautiful and youthful condition in complete harmony with the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) and muscles of the face and neck. Our Neuromuscular dentistry in Redding could be just what you need to solve a host of problems or annoyances with your jaw and teeth. Using the latest in computerized technology, facial rejuvenation may be the answer to creating your exceptional smile, while eliminating problems such as sensitive, worn down teeth, sore jaw muscles, and recurring headaches.

Removable Orthotic or Night Guard

A removable orthotic is our first choice when our clients are experiencing Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) symptoms. The orthotic can be worn day or night. For less than the price of two crowns, there is a good chance the Dr. Malotky can alleviate years of TMD systems by making this custom appliance.

Neuromuscular Orthotic

A Neuromuscular Orthotic and be a removable or fixed appliance. This orthotic will work as a splint, gently repositioning the jaw and correcting the coordination of the biting surfaces of the upper and lower teeth.  The orthotic will be worn by the patient for several months, with the Dr. monitoring progress and adjusting. During this time, the jaw's muscles will begin to heal themselves and learn to chew, shallow and even rest in the most relaxed position.  

Neuromuscular Full Mouth Rejuvenation

Dr. Ann Malotky is one of 2% of dentists in the United States trained in Neuromuscular Full Mouth Rejuvenation. With the use of a specialized state-of-the-art computer program in Redding, she analyzes the sound of your TMJ and measures with Electromyography (EMG) the activity of your muscles associated with chewing. The computer tracks the movement of your jaw and scientifically determines where your bite will be the most comfortable. This technique allows Dr. Malotky to restore your teeth to the ideal length and position. To find out more or schedule a consultation with Dr. Malotky in Redding about Neuromuscular Dentistry, please call 530-243-8806.