Do you suffer from constant headaches, migraines or facial pain?
If so, you may have TMJ Dysfunction.

Many people suffer from headaches, migraines, and/or facial pain daily. Some patients find this debilitating while others manage fairly well. Whatever the case may be, this type of pain can, to a great degree, be related to dysfunction with the TMJ or the muscles within the masticatory system.

Dr. Brandon Nicholson has recently completed some advanced training in a new effective technique to treat TMJ dysfunction. The therapy is called Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) and it involves a computer guided bite adjustment to correct discrepancies that could be contributing to the TMJ pain.

Dr. Nicholson will go through a thorough examination that will effectively diagnose the cause of your pain and design a treatment plan to specifically target your individual needs. If Dr. Nicholson feels that DTR will help you, he will explain the process and answer any questions you may have.

Disclusion Time reduction uses a digital bite sensor called a T-Scan to more accurately discover bite discrepancies. It also works simultaneously with the BioPak EMG to measure muscle activity during functional jaw movements. The treatment involves computer aided bite adjustments while at the same time measuring muscle activity to achieve certain measured endpoints. Dr. Nicholson will visually be able to see how the bite corrections are reducing the overall muscle activity. This results in pain relief because the musculature will no longer be overactive and spastic. With this specific type of treatment, there is NO use of splints, bite guards, TENS therapy, or Botox. Many patients will experience a noticeable change after one appointment. Combing these 2 technologies results in a more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment thus getting you on the road to experiencing pain releif.

Dr. Nicholson received his initial training in this technique from Dr. Ben Sutter and Dr. Robert Kerstein who is the innovator behind Disclusion Time Reduction. He also had one-on-one live patient training with Dr. Kerstein and is a Fellow of the Center For Neural Occlusion (CNO). Please feel free to visit the CNO's website at for more information.