There are millions of people who wake up in the morning with a headaches or jaw pains and can’t pinpoint the cause of the problem. At Orthodontic Alliances, our northern Indiana orthodontic offices can treat your crooked teeth with traditional braces or even fast-acting orthodontics.
Jaw pain or headaches can be the result of grinding or clenching or even an issue with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint is located on both sides of your face and works every time you open and close your mouth. If that joint is inflamed or off balanced, you can experience pain or even clicking or popping.
A problem with the TMJ can be treated with comprehensive orthodontics or even an oral appliance. The oral appliance keeps the patient from grinding or clenching, relieving the pressure on the joint. Hear more from Dr. Schmidt about the troubles and treatments for TMJ issues.