You want the jaw pain to go away. You want to be able to eat what you want without worry. Plus, you want to protect your smile.

If you have a TMJ disorder, all of those issues can interfere with your everyday life. Fortunately, your Indiana orthodontists at Orthodontic Alliances are ready to help you get answers to your TMJ questions, including the following.

What are Symptoms of a TMJ Problem?

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Keep in mind that you may experience one or more symptoms to varying degrees of frequency and intensity. However, you should set up a consultation if you notice these kinds of problems:

  • Frequent jaw pain
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Frequent headaches or earaches
  • Facial pain
  • Clicking or popping in your jaw when you open or close your mouth
  • Neck pain
  • Upper back or shoulder pain
  • Difficulty chewing

What Factors Contribute to TMJ Issues?

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Temporomandibular joint problems can arise from many factors. Injuries, infections, and arthritis may affect your condition. Teeth grinding and clenching (which can be more common when you feel stressed) and the alignment of your teeth can make you more likely to have TMJ problems.

How Can an Orthodontist Help Treat TMJ Trouble?

At our practice, we can do a few things for you. Start by coming in for a consultation. We can examine your teeth for signs of wear and tear due to clenching, grinding, or alignment problems. If you have those issues, we can provide orthodontic treatment to address alignment issues. We also can help you get an oral appliance to prevent clenching and grinding.

Stop living in pain because of an untreated TMJ disorder. Instead, visit your nearest Orthodontic Alliances by calling your nearest location:

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