Braces and Standard Orthodontics to Treat TMD
If your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is out of alignment, you may experience a multitude of problems such as:
- Dull pain in the jaw joint or surrounding areas
- Problems using the jaw or inability to open the mouth comfortably
- Clicking or "popping" sounds from the jaw joint
- Locking of the jaw upon opening the mouth
- A bite that feels uncomfortable or misaligned
- Back pain
- Headache, neck, or shoulder pain
- Migraine headaches
- Swelling of the jaw or on the side of the face
- Ringing in ears or hearing loss
- Ear ache
- Grinding of the teeth
Sometimes braces are used to treat TMJ disorders. Dental braces are used to straighten crooked teeth, align your upper and lower jaw, and relieve pressure resulting from your TMJ. Orthodontics refers to the use of devices such as braces to move teeth or underlying bone.
Problems of TMJ are usually aggravated by the lower jaw being positioned too far back so that the blood vessels and nerves of the TMJ are compressed. Neuromuscular Dentist, Dr. Nab can relieve this pressure and reduce and pain by moving your teeth to stabilize your jaws in a new, more comfortable position. This movement of teeth can be easily and effectively accomplished by dental braces or other standard orthodontic devices.
While teeth can be moved at any age, the best results are achieved in children. This is because in children both the bone around the teeth and the jaw bones are not yet fully formed and can be molded by braces as the child is growing. In adults, the process may take longer but can still offer effective, pleasing results.
If you need braces to treat your TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) don't worry about a mouth full of metal. Dr. Nab is pleased to offer ceramic or clear braces, which straighten your teeth and correct your TMJ problems invisibly, comfortably, and quickly.
Treating TMJ problems with braces can correct your bad bite, and provide much needed pain relief from chronic TMD symptoms. Accordingly, if you or a loved one is suffering from TMJ problems, please don't delay, we can help. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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2450 Louisiana #700(@ McGowen)
Houston, TX 77006
Houston, TX 77006