You are going to get headaches. That is an undeniable fact of life. Everyone gets them, but some get them more than others. For those with chronic headaches, one of the causes may surprise you: your jaw. Using a custom oral appliance, Orthodontic Alliances offers safe and effective relief from headaches or migraines in Northwest IN. With our treatment, you can:
- Experience fewer and less intense headaches
- Stop grinding your teeth and prevent tooth enamel damage
- Wake up feeling more relaxed
- Be more productive at work and in your personal life
Call us today to get the relief you need from migraines and headaches:
TMD Often Causes Headaches
Headaches are a very common symptom of TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), especially because the temporomandibular joint muscles extend up the side of your face. Some other symptoms include:
- Clicking in your jaw
- Pain when you use your jaw
- Swelling in the affected area
- Your jaw locking in the open or closed position
- Discomfort when you chew or bite into food
Our team will go over your symptoms and recommend the treatment that will best address them. Often, using a custom oral mouthguard will relieve your TMD symptoms. This mouthguard can also help prevent teeth grinding that can cause excessive wear and tear on your enamel.
With headaches being so common, many people don’t realize that the issue behind them could be dental related. Our orthodontists are here to help you get rid of your headaches with quality dental care from Orthodontic Alliances.
Know More About Your Complex Jaw Joints
Dr. Randy Schmidt has been treating people with chronic headaches and migraines for years, specifically those related to the TMJ. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint in your skull. This joint connects your jawbone to the rest of your skull. Issues with this joint or the muscles that control it are referred to as TMD. As an orthodontist, Dr. Schmidt is very familiar with facial anatomy and has been trained to relieve this type of pain.
Come visit our office to find out more about TMD and how we can eliminate related headaches or migraines in Northwest IN. Call one of our three locations today to schedule a consultation: