Frequent jaw pains and morning headaches can make it difficult to get through your daily life. They also may be signs that you could use our TMJ treatment in Portage, IN. TMJ is often caused by teeth grinding. By fixing the source of your problem, you could: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.
- Live with less pain
- Eat comfortably again
- Protect your smile
You can get help with this situation at Orthodontic Alliances. Call 219-841-7795 to schedule a consultation.
Recognize Your TMJ Symptoms
Our team has decades of experience helping people overcome their teeth grinding and TMJ issues. With our help, you can get relief from:
- Headaches and earaches
- Jaw pain and stiffness
- Feeling like you can’t fully open or close your mouth
- Facial, neck, and upper back pain
- Clicking or popping when you open and close your mouth
TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint. You have two of these joints, which allow you to move your lower jaw. When there is a problem, you may not be able to move them as well as you should. If teeth grinding is a factor in your condition, it can damage your enamel and increase your risk of gum disease and tooth infections.
TMJ disorders affect more than 10 million Americans. Anyone can develop this condition, although women are more likely to experience this than men.
Eliminate the Problem & the Pain
No one wants to wake up every morning with a headache or an aching jaw. By making a special oral appliance, we can keep you from grinding or clenching your teeth together. If the alignment of your teeth is part of the problem, orthodontics may be part of your treatment as well.
You shouldn’t accept pain as part of your daily life. If you need teeth grinding or TMJ treatment in Portage, IN, our orthodontists at Orthodontic Alliances would be happy to help. To get started with a consultation, contact us online or call 219-841-7795.