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There’s a better way to treat chronic migraines and headaches

If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know how difficult they are to effectively diagnose and treat. The TruDenta system of diagnosis and treatment was developed to help uncover and resolve the frequently-overlooked causes behind your chronic migraines.

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Uncover the hidden causes of your chronic pain

The TruDenta diagnostic process uses the latest technology to closely examines the nerves, muscles, and ligaments that surround the head, neck, and jaw to find any signs of the inflammation and chronic stress that can lead to constant headaches.

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Get safe and lasting treatment from the doctors who understand your pain

If examination shows that your headaches are actually being caused by musculoskeletal problems, we can help. All TruDenta doctors have years of experience as dental professionals working with the delicate musculature of the jaw, neck, and head—a perfect background to implement TruDenta’s process of progressive rehabilitation and physical therapy for the damaged joints and stressed musculature that cause chronic headaches.

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Arlington Headache Center

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    At Arlington Headache Center, we primarily focus on pain management for jaw-related headaches, migraines, and TMJ issues. If you are looking for compassionate yet skilled practitioners, our dental care team headed by Drs. Shiela Birth & Christi Fletcher is here to help you get the care you need. Our priority is to deliver the highest quality mouth and jaw therapy to our patients in a comfortable and understanding setting. We primarily serve Arlington, Burleson, Fort Worth, TX and the surrounding area.

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    Our Doctor:

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    Dr. Shiela Birth

    Orthodontics is my passion. I believe it’s one of the best professions in the world, and I am honored to know that each day I am able to make a difference in someone’s life. Every smile is important to me, and I enjoy giving patients a beautiful smile that they can live with for the rest of their lives. Seeing the changes that my patients go through when they achieve a beautiful and functional smile is the reason I became an orthodontist.

    Thanks to advances in technology, I am truly excited to be able to help patients with chronic headaches, migraines, tinnitus and vertigo. It is a joy to my team and me to be able to help these patients who may have been suffering from these symptoms for years or even decades. Our drug and needle free system has helped hundreds of patients literally change their lives and live pain free.

    Education and Continuing Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree – West Texas State University
    • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Baylor College of Dentistry
    • Master’s Degree in Orthodontics – University of Oklahoma

    Continuing education plays a major role in being a successful orthodontist. With technology always changing and improving, I feel it is important to stay current with the latest advances in orthodontics so that I can offer patients the most effective and efficient treatments possible.

    Professional Associations

    • American Board of Orthodontics
    • American Dental Association
    • Texas Dental Association
    • Fort Worth District Dental Society
    • American Association of Orthodontists
    • Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
    • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

    Awards and Achievements

    • Invisalign® Diamond+ Provider
    • Top Doctor, Fort Worth Magazine
    • Top Orthodontist, Texas Monthly
    • Reader’s Choice Award, Top Orthodontist, Fort Worth Star Telegram
    • People to People Ambassador
    • Best of Burleson 2012

    Outside the Office
    I have been married to my husband, Jim, since 1978. Along with our children, Brandon and Brett, we enjoy family activities such as traveling, playing golf and tennis, scuba diving and snow skiing. Visit me on Google+

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    Dr. Christi Fletcher

    I became an orthodontist because of the positive difference I can make in a person’s life. Being able to transform peoples’ lives to give them confidence, courage and happiness is extremely rewarding.

    Education and Continuing Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Howard University
    • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Meharry Medical College
    • Orthodontic Residency – Howard University
    • Master of Science, Public Health – Howard University

    As a member of many professional associations in the field of orthodontics, I have the opportunity to learn about new advancements in treatments and appliances to give my patients the best care available.

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Board of Orthodontics
    • American Association of Orthodontists
    • National Dental Association
    • American Dental Association
    • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

    Outside the Office

    When I’m not practicing orthodontics, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

    Contact Information
    Address:
    2011 West Bardin Road, Arlington, TX 76017, USA
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    The TruDenta Process

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    Bite Force Analysis

    Our proprietary T-Scan technology allows our doctors to precisely assess your mouth and jaw for dental imbalances during opening, closing, and chewing, right down to the amount and direction of the force exerted by each individual tooth.
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    Range of Motion Analysis

    Dental imbalances often cause chronic muscle tension and inflammation, which can in turn limit your head and jaw movement. Our doctors measure and monitor the movement range of your head and jaw to more accurately determine the most effective treatment plan for your symptoms.
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    Headache History Form

    Headaches can occur for many different reasons — in order to find the source of your headaches and determine if the TruDenta treatment process will be effective for you, your TruDenta doctor will speak with you in detail about your past headaches and their specific symptoms.
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    Muscle Exam

    Your TruDenta doctor will locate the latent trigger points in your face and neck that restrict motion and contribute to jaw imbalances — these knots of tense muscle are often missed without a thorough examination.
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    Head Health Questionaire

    Jaw or head trauma can cause a variety of hidden changes in the jaw, neck, and face that may later manifest as stiffness, pain, or headaches. By cataloging any possible sources of damage, your TruDenta doctor can more effectively focus your treatment plan.
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    Ultrasound

    Therapeutic ultrasound treatment returns circulation to chronically sore and strained muscles by providing gentle heat and increasing blood flow, while the targeted sound waves break up scar tissue and deep adhesions.
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    Trigger Point Therapy

    Manual trigger point therapy decreases and eliminates pain and tension in latent and active trigger points by breaking up muscle knots and increasing blood flow in order to decrease inflammation.
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    Electrocurrent

    Our transcutaneous microcurrent stimulation therapy reduces muscle spasms and their accompanying pain through low-level electrical signals. It also decreases lactic acid build-up and encourages healthy nerve stimulation.
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    Low-Level Laser

    Our cold laser therapy decreases pain and inflammation and accelerates healing of muscle and joint tissue 25 to 35 percent faster than usual, while helping to rebuild natural nerve function.
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