At Watson Orthodontics, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care for all their orthodontic needs, including TMJ/TMD treatments. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) is a common condition that affects the jaw joint and can cause discomfort and pain. Our experienced team of orthodontists is trained to provide effective TMJ/TMD treatments that can help relieve pain and improve jaw function.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorders (TMD) refer to a range of conditions that cause pain or discomfort in the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. The symptoms of TMJ/TMD can vary from person to person but often include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to schedule a consultation with one of our orthodontists. We will conduct a thorough examination of your jaw and recommend a personalized treatment plan to relieve your pain and improve your jaw function.
At Watson Orthodontics, we offer a range of TMJ/TMD treatments to our patients, including:
In some cases, orthodontic treatment can help improve jaw alignment and reduce the symptoms of TMJ/TMD.
An occlusal splint is a custom-made appliance that fits over your teeth and is designed to help reduce the impact of teeth grinding and clenching, which can contribute to TMJ/TMD symptoms.
Making simple changes to your daily routine, such as eating soft foods, practicing stress-reducing techniques, and avoiding activities that strain your jaw muscles, can also help relieve TMJ/TMD symptoms.
Our team will work closely with you to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs and help you achieve a healthy, pain-free jaw.
If you are interested in learning more about Damon Smile braces or any of our other orthodontic treatment options, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve!