If you’re reading this page, chances are you suspect (or are downright certain) that you have a TMJ problem.

At the Atlanta Center for TMJ we help patients like you, who struggle to get rid of their pain. How?

By providing a unique therapy, MIRO Therapy®, that treats these conditions without shots, drugs or surgery. It’s so effective the results are unconditionally guaranteed which ensures your treatment success.

We’ve helped thousands of patients conquer their TMJ problems – from doctors, lawyers and professional entertainers to businessmen, housewives and students.

But every single one of them started by first deciding if our practice was the right practice for them.

Allow us to walk you through the process of making that decision.

Here are the 10 most important criteria to consider in selecting your doctor:


Do they specialize in treating TMJ and chronic headaches?

Are you going to be in the right place?

Let’s begin by assessing their experience level.

There’s lots of doctors out there that claim they treat TMJ disorders. But for 99% of them, treating patients with TMJ disorders accounts for only a tiny fraction of what they do in their practice on a daily basis.

Here’s how to tell.

Inquire if their practice is limited to treating TMJ disorders. Do they do this all day every day? You’ll want a practice that specializes in treating just what your problem is, that has the proven experience in treating patients just like you. And you’ll want an experienced team with deep knowledge in this field.

This is what we do. We treat TMJ all day, every day. Nothing else.



Is the practice focused on non-invasive options?

Many patients unfortunately fall prey to invasive surgical procedures and prescription drugs with harmful side-effects because they don’t know better. The reality is that the vast majority of TMJ disorders can be successfully treated without surgery, without medications and without steroid shots or Botox injections.

So, inquire… does their approach involve shots, drugs or surgery? If so, you may want to reconsider your choice. (Our treatment involves no shots, drugs or surgery).

Does their treatment approach focus on temporary relief of symptoms or treating the underlying cause?

There’s a myriad of quick-fix devices and treatments that simply mask symptoms temporarily, while the true underlying problem remains untreated, such as:

  • Nightguards and NTI devices
  • Massage
  • Steroids, muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories
  • Botox shots
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical therapy

If their treatment approach doesn’t align with your goal of solving the root problem, seek another option.



Are they using the latest technology available?

Next, you’ll want to determine how ‘up-to-date’ they are on TMJ treatment. Giving you the best results requires advanced technology. If they try to ‘eyeball it’ and base their treatment decisions on doing so, it could compromise treatment results… or be downright dangerous. State-of-the-art treatment is going to require some pretty sophisticated technology.

For example, here’s just a partial list of what we use in our practice:

  • MIROlase computerized, robotic laser therapy to reduce pain, inflammation, promote healing and improve range of motion
  • MLS hand-held laser therapy
  • Computer-generated jaw tracking and 3D motion analysis
  • Cone beam computed 3D tomography
  • Computer-generated sonography and joint vibration analysis to assess joint function
  • NuCalm neuroscience relaxation and TENS (transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation) to relax musculature of the head and neck and improve physiology
  • Computerized EMG (electromyography) analysis of muscle function and behavior
  • MIROpulse percussive muscle therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Computerized digital force-mapping and bite-analysis
  • Bioresearch mandibular kinesiology

Okay, you get the idea. Just understand your doctor should be providing you with a lot more than a night-guard and some muscle relaxants if you want the best that science has to offer.



Is the doctor a top authority in the field?

Most physicians and dentists have busy practices. 99% of their day is spent treating problems other than TMJ dysfunction. If it’s not the primary focus of their practice, it’s unlikely they’ve dedicated their career to study, research and innovation exclusively in this field.

But ask yourself this question. Are you content with any doctor who claims they treat TMJ or do you want the ‘go-to authority’ in the field… the acknowledged expert others in the field look to for advice and training?

Inquire about their credentials.

You have a right to know. They shouldn’t be insulted by your questions. Especially if they’re an authority.

By the way, here’s who asks for our advice (we’ve been featured in all of them):

Dr. Oz, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, Women’s Health, INC, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN and Daytime.

Our book, Break Away – The New Method for Treating Chronic Headaches, Migraines and TMJ Without Medication is an Amazon best-seller read by tens of thousands of people all over the world. It’s given to every new doctor who enters the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies as a reference guide to our treatment methodology.

And Dr. Abeles is the Regional Director and Clinical Instructor for the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, one of the most prestigious teaching centers in the world. We teach it.

Are they an innovator?

Leading authorities break the rules and set new standards. Have the doctors you’re considering invented new methods or technology in their field? Are they advancing the profession?

MIRO Therapy®, invented by Dr. Abeles, has received praise both in national press and professional accord. The Wall Street Journal writes, “MIRO Therapy® is a game-changer.”



Can the doctor provide you with testimonials that demonstrate proof of the results you can expect?

The doctor should be able to provide you with patient testimonials describing their experience with the practice and the results they achieved. Ask yourself if you’re okay with accepting three or four reviews that have a first name/last initial, or a first initial/last name. Unless the patient’s first and last name are clearly displayed, how do you even know the review is real?

It’s time to be discerning.

If you’re looking for the best, they should be able to demonstrate that they can achieve the best results for you. The ‘Reviews’ page on our website is over 85-feet long scrolling down the page. It’s filled with stories from our patients of the outstanding results they’ve achieved.



Will the doctor take the time to customize the solution to your individual needs?

You’re one of a kind. You deserve a solution that’s just as unique. Some doctors’ one-size-fits-all approach can be detrimental to achieving a positive outcome.

When you speak with a potential TMJ doctor, don’t just consider their answers to your questions. Pay attention to the questions they ask you. Your doctor should be laser-focused on your unique situation, problems and symptoms and these should be factored into the recommendations they offer you.

You deserve the right treatment the first time.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Abeles will spend up to one hour with you one-on-one to start to uncover your unique problems and challenges. We’ve worked with patients of all backgrounds with pretty much every kind of TMJ or headache pain imaginable.

We have a wealth of experience and have worked hands on with the most challenging cases not resolved by other medical approaches.

This means, whatever your symptoms are… chances are we already have experience with something similar. We’ll know what to look for and what to do. No matter what you’re seeking to address, a private consultation with Dr. Abeles will ensure your treatment solution is customized specifically for you and your unique needs.



Do they guarantee their results?

Remember, with treatment for TMJ disorders you’re not making a small investment regardless of which doctor you choose. So, inquire… do they stand behind their treatment? Will they ensure your results and satisfaction? Will they remove your risk, so you can feel comfortable going into treatment?

We’re so confident MIRO Therapy® is effective that your results are unconditionally guaranteed with a money-back guarantee which ensures your treatment success.



Does the doctor prioritize patient comfort and education over scheduling efficiency?

Some doctors prioritize scheduling and patient flow to maximize profits – get as many patients in and out as quickly as possible. This practice model may increase their bottom line, but it doesn’t provide you with the absolute finest of care.

Beware the revolving door.

During your initial consultation, pay attention to the amount of time your doctor is willing to spend talking with you. Complex pain and dysfunction cannot be uncovered in a just few minutes. And consider how open the doctor is to answering all of your questions thoroughly. You should feel welcome to ask anything, including inquiring about the doctor’s training and experience.

If you end up feeling rushed in any way or didn’t care for the doctor’s answers, it may be time to interview someone else.

We believe the time spent with you during the consultation process and the connection that’s made, is just as important as the actual therapy. The amount of time spent in consultation and diagnostics prior to therapy in our practice is unprecedented. We take great pride in our patients’ comfort and education.

Bottom line: You’ll never feel like a ‘number’ with us.



Does the practice have a world-class team to support the doctor?

Turnover of staff in medical and dental practices is an ever-present problem. Many practices have relatively new and inexperienced staff providing duties and procedures that they’ve just learned to do upon joining the practice.

Ask yourself this question… if you were going to have cardiac surgery performed, would you be willing to accept an intern or inexperienced surgeon performing the procedure?

The same criteria should apply here. Do you want an inexperienced staff handling responsibilities of your case or do you want a team of experts?

FYI… our team has a combined experience in this field of over one century (yes, you read that correctly). With decades of experience and advanced training in treating disorders of the head and neck, the team at the Atlanta Center for TMJ is uniquely positioned to execute the advanced, surgery-free techniques of MIRO Therapy®.

They chose this profession because they love helping patients regain their life and confidence through our unique therapy. A more knowledgeable and experienced team in treating TMJ and headaches, dedicated to their patients’ outcome, does not exist anywhere.



Does the practice offer free exams or accept insurance payment as payment in full?

If you scroll down the internet, you’ll find lots of ads for practices that offer free exams, free consultations, free x-rays. However, as a caution… if you rely on the doctor who is the cheapest to solve your serious health issue, you don’t have much assurance that they can solve it correctly.

Our fees are a reflection of the ongoing investment we’ve made into providing the most specialized, advanced treatment available. For this reason, we are not able to offer free consultations, exams, or imaging.

And please note… insurance companies are not your friend.

Unfortunately, they try to manipulate and control what treatment is provided. Their goal is to maximize profits for their shareholders, not pay for the finest treatment available. To them, patients’ welfare comes second.  Never forget… they are in the insurance business, not healthcare.

We are at odds with their philosophy. To us, the patient’s welfare comes first – above and beyond anything else. We only want to provide the very finest level of care to those people who value and desire it.

It’s important you understand why we’re telling you this.

Decades ago, we chose not be a part of insurance companies’ manipulation and control. Rest assured, only we decide what’s the very best and finest of care for our patients with no interference from insurance companies.

It’s really quite simple. Whether you have insurance or not – our treatment plan is the same. What is the very best way to treat and correct your condition? That’s what we offer. It’s the same treatment we would want for ourselves or our family if roles were reversed.

On the other hand, if you allow your insurance company to decide and dictate less-than-optimal treatment and want us to accept their plan, all with reduced fees as payment in full… unfortunately we will not be the practice for you.

Sadly, we cannot be for everybody. But if you desire for the very best of care, you’ll love us.



There’s an old saying, “Success leaves clues.”

That’s what we hoped to provide for you here… important points of distinction that can lead you to the best care possible and avoid failure at all costs.

If you’re in pain, searching for the right doctor and the right treatment is an important and sometimes overwhelming task – especially if treatment in the past has failed you.

We sincerely hope you find the care you’re looking for. And it goes without saying that we would be honored to care for you and show you how our unique therapy can improve the quality of your life. Thank you for taking the time to read this page.

If we offered to successfully treat your TMJ without shots, drugs or surgery and with guaranteed results...

Would you take us up on that offer? MIRO Therapy® has helped thousands of patients just like you recover quickly. Are you next?

Schedule your consultation now!