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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMJ, relates to pain caused by either tension in the joint or muscles connecting the upper and lower jaw or potentially due to a misaligned bite. Additionally, those with TMJ may suffer from frequent headaches.
Those suffering with TMJ are offered very few solutions to truly overcome TMJ. Rather, they are offered solutions to lessen the pain or provide temporary relief from the pain. At White Orthodontics, we strive to give you a permanent solution for your TMJ.
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It is challenging to self-diagnose TMJ. If you have pain in your jaw, you could possibly have TMJ; however, there could be other factors causing your headaches or jaw pain. At your complimentary White Orthodontics Smile Analysis, Dr. White will be able to help you determine if TMJ is causing your headaches or jaw pain. Additionally, if Dr. White determines that you have TMJ, he will be able to provide an in-house solution.
When you are diagnosed with TMJ, many doctors or orthodontists will immediately suggest jaw surgery. However, even jaw surgery may not permanently fix your TMJ! If the underlying cause is not addressed, surgery will only provide temporary relief.
At White Orthodontics, Dr. White uses a bite simulator to check how your bite is aligned while receiving orthodontic treatment. He can also use the bite simulator to help determine your jaw’s ideal alignment. Even if your teeth are straight, your bite can be adjusted using orthodontic treatment in order to align your upper and lower jaw appropriately. This option is non-invasive and should be the first solution for TMJ!
At White Orthodontics, we want to ensure you are confident with your decision for not only your choice in orthodontic treatment, but also for the orthodontic practice you choose to start your treatment. To ensure you are completely confident in your decision, we offer a few no-obligation, no-pressure ways to get started!