One question Dr. Ceneviz at Chamblee Orthodontics has heard many times in Atlanta is people wondering if improving their bite with orthodontic would help relieve their TMJ symptoms.
If you have braces or are considering them, you may be wondering if they can help with your TMJ. The short answer is that they might, but it really depends on the underlying cause of your TMJ.
There are many different causes of TMJ, and not all of them are related to a misaligned bite. In fact, most cases of TMJ are caused by stress or by teeth grinding (bruxism). However, if your TMJ is caused by a misaligned bite, then braces may be able to help.
If you’re dealing with TMJ, it can be a frustrating and painful experience. If you’re considering braces to help with your TMJ, the best thing to do is to consult with your local Atlanta orthodontist Dr. Ceneviz at Chamblee Orthodontics to evaluate your specific situation and give you the best advice.
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