Orthodontic Treatment for TMJ
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, is a painful disorder that's sometimes caused by teeth grinding, jaw misalignments, or overcrowded bites. It's characterized by jaw pain, ear pain, frequent headaches, frequent neck pain, jaw tenderness, difficulty opening and closing your mouth, and a clicking sound when you open your mouth. The good news is that there are a few ways to treat TMJ disorder, and surgery may not be necessary.
TMJ disorder can be treated using a nightguard to prevent teeth grinding. Braces are also a great way to correct any bite issues such as overcrowding or a misaligned jaw that may be causing your TMD disorder. Braces are the ideal choice if you're experiencing jaw pain and frequent headaches. If you're experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder and you're looking to improve your bite and reduce your pain, reach out to our team at the Orthodontic Wellness