About Us

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We are a certified center of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Center International

 Our practice is a member of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre International. We have over 55 centers located in 7 different countries. This makes us a member of the largest and most successful TMJ and sleep disorder practice in the world.

All of our centers maintain the same high level of quality thanks to the standardized parameters of our founder, Dr. Olmos. To become part of the team, doctors and support staff must undergo the education and training programs designed and provided by TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre International. We take great pride in being a member of this international community, making a difference in the lives of thousands of people.

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Center International 

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre International provides education and training for the global professional community treating these patients, and we provide care for patients in our “Centres of Excellence” around the world. Dr. Steven R. Olmos offers education programs and our growing family of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centres provide patient care in over 55 centres spanning 7 countries. We are proud to be serving a global community of practitioners and assisting in improving the health of thousands of patients of all ages around the world.

Welcome to The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Center of Cleveland

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland Provides Professional Patient Care for Craniofacial Pain and Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders. Craniofacial Pain – encompasses pain disorders of the head (cranium), face (facial), temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and neck pain. Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders – encompasses snoring, upper airway resistance, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For more than 15 years, TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre has been helping adults and children with these conditions. We understand the complexities of craniofacial pain and sleep-related breathing disorders and how they overlap and impact the lives of millions. Dr. Steven R. Olmos has developed a proven system for the diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial pain (TMJ, headaches, facial pain) and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders (sleep apnea, snoring) without surgery. Our practice is focused solely on improving the quality of life for children and adults suffering from craniofacial pain and sleep-related breathing disorders. We use the latest technological advances and provide non-surgical therapies and treatment options.

What We Do

Frequently Asked Questions

I just have ordinary headaches. Why was I referred to the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland?

Everyone experiences headaches from time to time. However, seemingly ordinary headaches can be a sign that something is wrong, especially if they are chronic headaches. In many cases, chronic head pain is symptomatic of a sleep-breathing disorder or TMJ injury.

Why do you treat both TMJ and sleep disorders?

TMJ and sleep apnea are two separate conditions, but in many cases, patients will experience them at the same time. Having one makes it more likely the other will develop. Since the appliances we use can treat both, offering treatment for TMJ and sleep disorders just makes sense.

How do I know if I have TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Disease)?

The condition cannot be self-diagnosed. However, signs that there might be a problem include:

  • Headaches – recurring or chronic
  • Earache or ear symptoms of stuffiness or ringing
  • Facial Pain or Jaw Pain
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Jaw joint sounds – clicking, popping or grating noises
  • Limited ability to open or close mouth
  • Jaw locking (open or closed)
  • Sensitive, loose or worn down teeth
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty sleeping
I have already used splints. How is your treatment better?

The appliances we use are customized to the anatomy of the patient. We also only utilize appliance that rely on the only peer-reviewed bite technique for healing. These appliances are used in the short term to decompress the joint and help rehabilitate it.

Why do I have to wear appliances day and night? And why two different appliances?

The goal is to heal the jaw joints and for that, stability is needed. We use our jaws differently during the day and at night, so two separate appliances are needed.

Why should I wear the appliance while eating?

Eating is what the jaw joints are designed for, but when the joints are injured, just having a meal can cause significant pain. Wearing an appliance when eating helps to support the joints to eliminate irritation or making the condition worse.

I think I just have a snoring problem. Why can’t I just get a snoring appliance?

We are happy to offer an appliance for snoring—as long as it is determined that snoring is the only issue there is. In many cases, snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, which is a potentially fatal condition. A sleep study is needed to determine if the snoring is the condition itself or if there is something more to it.

I’ve worn a nightguard and it did not help. How will this appliance be different?

We are happy to offer an appliance for snoring—as long as it is determined that snoring is the only issue there is. In many cases, snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, which is a potentially fatal condition. A sleep study is needed to determine if the snoring is the condition itself or if there is something more to it.

If I have sleep apnea, do I have to use a CPAP machine?

Mild to moderate sleep apnea can be addressed with oral appliances. If someone has severe sleep apnea, it is possible that a CPAP or surgery will be required.

I have been told I need surgery. Is there any other option?

For some patients, surgery is the only option. However, this is rare. In the majority of cases, conditions can be addressed through appliances, lifestyle changes, and physical therapy.

My child has night terrors and behavior concerns. Why was I referred to a sleep center?

Many sleep and behavior conditions have their roots in sleep-related breathing disorders. When this is the case, the night terrors and behavior concerns are just symptoms of the underlying condition. Once that condition is treated, they can be eliminated.

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Get in Touch

(440) 683-4777

info@clevelandtmjsleep.com

 

Open Hours

Monday 10am – 2pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 1pm

6200 Som Center Road, Suite B25 
Solon, OH 44139