Suffering from regular headaches or jaw pain can interfere with your day-to-day activities. This also could be a sign that you need teeth grinding or TMJ treatment. In St. John, IN, you can get this at our practice. By addressing the problem at its source, you can: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.
- Enjoy eating comfortably
- End pain in your face and jaw
- Stop wear and tear on your teeth
Don’t live in pain. Get help by talking to Dr. Randy Schmidt or Dr. Evan Schmidt at Orthodontic Alliances. Call 219-440-6512 to make an appointment.
Understand the Symptoms of TMJ Troubles
You don’t want to wake up with a sore jaw or a headache. With one of our oral appliances, you can stop daily headaches as well as nighttime clenching and grinding.
In addition to improving your smile and helping you maintain your oral health, realigning your bite with orthodontic treatment can also reduce TMJ symptoms, such as:
- Jaw pain and stiffness
- Headaches and earaches
- Clicking or popping when you open and close your mouth
- Feeling like you can’t completely open or close your mouth
- Pain in your face, neck, and upper back
Stop the Jaw Problem & End the Jaw Pain
When you have a bite misalignment, it can affect your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and nearby tissues. These are the two joints that allow you to move your lower jaw. Teeth grinding can make those issues worse, in addition to wearing down your enamel. This extra pressure raises your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, too.
At any time, an estimated 12% of people in the United States have TMJ disorders. Women are more likely to have this condition, although anyone can develop it.
Don’t spend your days in pain. You can get help with teeth grinding and TMJ treatment in St. John, IN at Orthodontic Alliances. Our doctors want you to be pain-free. Call 219-440-6512 or contact us online to request a consultation.