Have you ever heard a clicking in your jaw when you spoke or chewed your food? Do you have pain, discomfort, or aches in your jaw? You may have a problem with your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. You have one on each side of your face to connect your jaw to your skull. Get TMJ treatment in Michigan City from our trusted orthodontists at Orthodontic Alliances. A custom oral appliance will help you:We dont only straighten your teeth but help stop your jaw pain Read Transcript
Temporomandibular joint is very dear to our hearts here at Orthodontic Alliances. We have treated thousands of temporomandibular joint patients since the '80s. We are and have established ourselves as a regional treatment center for temporomandibular joint patients and see patients from all over the state. We get referrals from not only dentists but from physicians all around the region for treating temporomandibular joint problems.
Many patients who have popping and clicking of their jaws don't have pain, and we monitor those during the course of orthodontic care. But many of them do have pain. If that's the case, you don't want to ignore that. You want to address that before having braces. That's what sets our practice apart. Many orthodontists don't treat temporomandibular joint problems – either don't treat it, or they'll refer out to someone else to treat them.
We treat them in-house as a coordinated effort with the orthodontics so we can give them a complete holistic correction of their bite, not just straightening the teeth. So we treat both temporomandibular joint patients who have popping and clicking of their jaws, and we treat a lot of patients who just clench and grind their teeth and have headaches and problems with their jaws every day. So if you're having temporomandibular joint pain, jaw pain, headache pain, waking up in the morning with headaches and neck stiffness, which is not normal for someone who wakes not to be rested, please give us a call for an evaluation of what possibly may be going on with your jaw or your jaw joint so we can maybe recommend what necessary treatment you may need to resolve those issues. We've been doing it for 30 years.
- Eat your favorite foods more comfortably
- Talk, yawn, and sing without pain
- Eliminate clicking or popping when opening and closing your mouth
- Stop teeth grinding that can damage your tooth enamel
Call us today to get treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD): 219-809-6584. You’ll find our office at 1401 Woodland Ave. in Michigan City.
Know More About Your TMJ
Dr. Randy Schmidt and Dr. Evan Schmidt understand how frustrating it can be to have a problem that seems to have no real solution. With effective treatment from Orthodontic Alliances, you will be able to get past the pain and discomfort you are experiencing from your TMJ.
Our orthodontic practice has been a regional care center for TMJ disorders for more than 20 years. Dr. Randy Schmidt has operated a TMJ-centered practice since the early 1980s. He has treated thousands of patients who have suffered from this disorder, and he and Dr. Evan Schmidt will be able to give you the same level of relief.
Although the dental community has not yet found exactly what causes this condition, we do know some things that can contribute to TMD and have developed some very effective treatments.
One of the most effective TMJ treatments is an oral appliance. This will help alleviate the pain you feel and in many cases correct whatever issue you were experiencing. Orthodontic Alliances has an on-site lab that allows us to quickly fabricate a custom-made appliance to help with your problem. Your new appliance will also help prevent teeth grinding that can cause serious damage to your teeth enamel.
Look Out For These Signs of TMJ Problems
Some of the symptoms caused by TMD are easily mistaken for other problems. Your orthodontist will go over your symptoms and find the correct TMJ treatment to relieve your discomfort.
Some common symptoms of TMJ problems include:
- Tenderness in the area around the joint
- Fatigue or tiredness in your face
- Clicking or popping when you move your jaw
- Your jaw locking (open or closed)
Problems with your TMJ can be a real nuisance. Let one of our expert orthodontists help you live free from the pain with TMJ treatment in Michigan City. Call us today at 219-809-6584 to schedule your consultation.