If you have TMJ disorder, orthodontics might be just the solution for permanently correcting your bite. How exactly does that work? Here’s the low-down:
Many TMJ disorders are caused by what is called a malocclusion – that’s just a fancy term for a bad bite. Your misaligned bite can cause stress on your jaw and teeth, causing pain and popping noises while chewing, speaking or singing.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that is specifically designed to correct bad bites. If your teeth are crowded, misaligned or spaced too far apart, Dr. Carl McMillian and our capable staff can offer a specialized long-term treatment that can slowly push and pull your teeth into a regular, straight line. We can also treat overbites, underbites, open bites, cross bites and other malocclusions.
Orthodontics is not only useful in treating TMJ, but will give you a beautiful and healthier smile. Straight teeth and regular bites generally have a lower risk of dental problems. And it doesn’t hurt to have a brilliant, appealing set of pearly whites.
If you are interested in exploring orthodontics as a method for treating your TMJ, don’t hesitate to give TMJ Therapy a call at 801-756-0900. We’re located in American Fork, UT and would love to hear from you and help you in any way we can. We’ll get you back to smiling again.