One of the main causes of TMD syndrome and the accompanying symptoms is bite misalignment. An overbite is one of the most common causes of TMD, but many malocclusions can impact the jaw joint and surrounding soft tissues. Orthodontics is one of the possible treatment options for TMJ disorders, which can result in a healthier smile and resolved jaw pain. At Southern California TMJ and Sleep Center, we offer TMJ orthodontics and other TMD treatments at our facility in San Diego, CA.
When the teeth are misaligned, this can cause stress on the jaw joint and muscles. Overbites, underbites, crossbites and other malocclusions can result in overexertion on the jaw muscles. The most common trait in people with TMD syndrome is a recessed lower jaw. This not only impacts the smile and facial appearance, but it can result in jaw pain, headaches and other TMJ symptoms, as well as ear and airway disorders. Orthodontic treatment can remedy the bite misalignment and improve oral health for TMJ relief, as well as achieve a more attractive and healthier smile.
Correcting Bite Misalignment
Dr. Bob Perkins is a highly respected dentist who specializes in TMJ/TMD treatment. Like most dentists and orthodontists, he understands the benefits of bite alignment for dental health and aesthetics. However, when using orthodontics for TMJ treatment, his first focus is on relieving stress on the temporomandibular joint for improved function and relief of painful symptoms. TMJ orthodontics can offer a non-invasive treatment to provide long-term relief of TMD and provide the patient with a healthier, beautiful smile.
TMJ orthodontics at Southern California TMJ and Sleep Center are tailored to the patient’s specific needs. Some patients can benefit from braces or aligners alone, but other treatments may be recommended for the best results. Many patients notice a quick improvement in their TMJ symptoms, as well as relief from other issues such as a recessed chin, sleep apnea or snoring.
If you have TMD syndrome and malocclusions, both may be remedied with TMJ orthodontics. To learn more about improving your oral health and the appearance of your smile, come see us at Southern California TMJ and Sleep Center. Contact our clinic in San Diego, CA, to schedule a TMJ orthodontics consultation.