TMJ/TMD Treatments

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.

What is TMJ/TMD?

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:

  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw
  • A clicking or popping sound when opening or closing the mouth
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide
  • Locking of the jaw
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Neck pain

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.

TMJ/TMD Treatments at Watson Orthodontics

At Watson Orthodontics, we offer a range of TMJ/TMD treatments to our patients, including:

  • Orthodontic treatment

    In some cases, orthodontic treatment can help improve jaw alignment and reduce the symptoms of TMJ/TMD.

  • Occlusal splints

    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.

  • Lifestyle modifications

    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.

Want to Know More?

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!

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