ABOUT TMJ DISORDERS.
TMJ, also known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is a group of issues associated with the complicated jaw joint. Symptoms appear if the joints of the jaw and chewing muscles are unable to function properly.
A TMJ is present on both sides of your lower jaw, connecting it to the skull. Any misalignment in either joint can result in a serious condition and it is extremely important to get it diagnosed and treated immediately.
TMJ symptoms are typically pain or clicking sounds while opening or closing your mouth.
TREATMENT FOR TMJ.
Lamparski Orthodontics offers several treatment options to improve the coordination and function of your TMJ.
Treatment options for a TMJ disorder may include:
An anterior positioning appliance to move the lower jaw forward…relieving pressure on the TMJ. In order to let the jaw heal, you may be required to wear this type of appliance throughout the day and night.
An orthotic stabilization appliance, which can be either worn for 24 hours or only while sleeping. Its function is to gently allow your lower jaw to move back into its proper position, as well as allow the TMJ to heal.