We are NOT your Typical “Dental Office”
Since our number one goal is to get to the root of your discomfort and sleeping problems, we have limited our practice to TMD, sleep apnea and case finishing. That means we do not perform any general dentistry at all. Every day, we focus on helping those with craniofacial pain and airway problems. We take patient care to an all-new level of “concierge” customer service. Listed below are a few other reasons that set us apart.
Our Highly Trained Team
Dr. Jeffrey L. Brown has extensive knowledge in the TMD/Sleep Apnea/Orthodontic field and is a sought-after speaker around the world. He has traveled to South Korea, London, Dubai, Norway and Toronto, lecturing about treatment options for patients and spreading the word about TMD and sleep apnea. Carrying this philosophy to his practice, he is incredibly passionate about making sure we have the best options available for our patients. To accomplish this, he has over 300 hours of training within the ALF Interface Academy, is a Fellow with American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and is a member of several other organizations, allowing for our practice to have access to new technology and advances. To make sure our patients are in great hands, every assistant on our clinical team is a certified TMD assistant through the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Our administrative team continues this level of care and excels in making sure your requests are handled efficiently while handling all aspects of scheduling, coordinating, pre-authorizations and insurance filing. Our team members attend conferences and trainings regularly so you can receive the best care possible.
Our Advanced Training and Use of Advanced Technology
Our team members are current with the most up-to-date training on our equipment so that you are cared for in a professional and highly effective manner. To diagnose and create a treatment plan, Dr. Brown will perform a full examination of the TM joints, head, neck and facial region, as well as take X-rays and MRI evaluations. Many doctors who help patients with TMD do not require MRIs. At Sleep & TMJ Therapy, we want to know the location of the discs prior to a treatment plan being developed. For additional diagnostic investigation, we use low radiation CBCT scans, airway analysis and digital scanning. All of this helps us generate an accurate picture, provide the best treatment plan and achieve the optimal result. Our equipment is new and state-of-the-art to ensure we are providing the most precise diagnosis and best treatment possible. Because of our intensive information gathering for patients with TMJ dysfunction, we are able to determine the pathological nature and extent of joint sounds as well as any injuries to the TM joint area. Afterwards, we can determine a realistic prognosis and develop treatment goals. Everyone wants to look and feel great, and our team is ready to help. We are committed to providing you the highest quality service for your TMD, sleep apnea or orthodontic needs.
With the use of today’s advanced technologies, we take great pride in our ability to help each patient. Whether we are helping a child or an adult achieve a better smile, corrected bite or alleviate pain, our team can do this through our proven systems! Our screening process allows for prevention of a problem before it happens.
Since every patient is unique, all our services are conservative, customized and pain free. Once Dr. Brown and our team have obtained all the information needed from your initial appointments, we will tailor a treatment plan for you. The following services that we offer in-house offer are listed below:
- TMD/ TMJ Treatment
- Sleep Apnea Treatment
- ALF Appliance Therapy
- Modified Splint Therapy
- Composite Build Up Therapy
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Neuromuscular Massages with Cold Laser Therapy
- Digital Wireless Impressions
- 3D Low Radiation CBCT X-ray Imaging
- Airway Analysis
- Tongue Training Therapy — Surgery Free Frenectomy
- Extraction-Free Orthodontics
- Braces-Free Orthodontics
- In-Office Physical Therapy Appointments
- Early Childhood Facial Development Therapy
- Myo Munchee Therapy
Many doctors try to handle all aspects of treatment themselves. In some cases, this works. However, in other cases, outside specialists are needed. Since our dentist and team are known for helping patients with mild to extreme cases, we will not be afraid to involve a team of doctors. It is our number one goal to get to the root of your symptoms and address the underlying problems. Many times, this requires the assistance of a team of specialists. Dr. Brown will guide you in the correct direction. Teamwork is a very important aspect of treatment since TMD and sleep apnea affect the whole body. A few specialists we work with are listed below:
- Radiologists — TMJ MRI and X-ray readings
- Myofunctional Therapists — Tongue and speech training
- Physicians — Sleep studies and blood work
- Physical Therapists — Gentle body manipulation
- Osteopaths — Cranial and body work
- Craniosacral Therapists — Cranial manipulation
- ENTs — Frenum reduction and airway and tonsil evaluation
- Dentists — Hygiene and restorations
- Breathing Coaches — Awareness and breath training
- Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons — TMD microsurgery
We understand there are many obligations that place demands on your schedule. We also understand that our patients traveling from out of town may need extra assistance. We are here to help. Our administrative team will make every effort to help and schedule all needed appointments within your schedule constraints. Our team wants to make this as painless as possible. Our patient hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may contact us via phone at 703-821-1103 or use our online form to request an appointment.
Flexible Payment Options
To continue with our philosophy of helping each patient and their needs, we would like to assist with making your treatment needs affordable. Our team strives to provide the best dental care possible and in the most comfortable environment. We accomplish this need by coordinating possible reimbursements with your medical and dental carriers and with our in-house interest-free payment options. In addition, we have partnered with CareCredit® for an added choice of extended payment options. Our goal is to tailor fit a payment plan that enables you to receive the treatment that you desire without the stress. Please speak with one of our administrative team members for more information.
As an additional courtesy for our patients, our administrative team will handle all necessary pre-authorizations and obtain health and dental benefits from your insurance carriers once the treatment plan has been established. This provides you a complete treatment plan before moving forward with any remedy. After treatment begins, the courtesy continues with filing your medical and/or dental claims at each visit so you can receive your reimbursements directly. Our goal with the filing process is to allow you and the doctor to focus on getting you better while we take care of the filing. This is just one of the many services we offer for our patients.
We understand that sometimes an emergency is difficult to define. Our team is here to help and will provide you with emergency service appointments as well as the ability to call Dr. Brown after hours. We will always get you in because pain is not something anyone should have to manage alone.
If you would like to explore your options for TMJ and sleep apnea treatments in Falls Church, Virginia, contact Sleep & TMJ Therapy at 703-821-1103.