COMMON SYMPTOMS OF TMD INCLUDE:
- Clicking/popping in the jaw joints when opening or closing the mouth
- Persistent headaches and facial pain
- Limited ability to open the mouth
- Pain or tenderness in the neck or ear when talking, chewing or opening the mouth wide
In certain cases, orthodontic alignment of the teeth and jaws can help relieve the symptoms of TMD that may be aggravated by a bad bite. Many symptoms, including clenching, grinding and muscle pain, are multifactorial and thus require an interdisciplinary team approach. Our orthodontists will conduct a thorough exam and determine what course of treatment is best to relieve your symptoms.