If you experience difficulty when opening or closing your mouth, if you hear popping or clicking sound when you move your jaw, or if you grind your teeth when stressed or while sleeping, you may have TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) pain. TMJ contributes to stiffness in the jaw and in the way your teeth meet together. Estimates from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research report that nearly 10 million Americans have TMJ pain. Some sufferers try not to move their jaws or limit how often they open their mouths because of the associated pain.
There are several ways that a King George orthodontist treats TMJ conditions that will relieve your jaw stiffness, enable you to speak and eat pain free, and let your teeth breathe comfortably without the need to keep them clinched tight.
There are a variety of braces King George specialists use to correct and obtain a smooth alignment of your jaw and teeth. Braces range from the traditional metal and wire appliances to several clear versions. The orthodontist will recommend the best treatment for your personal situation.
According to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, certain types of retainers help maintain the proper alignment of your teeth and jaw. Retainers are designed for both daytime and night time wear. The night time retainers work so well, many patients tell their King George orthodontist that the retainers help them breathe better while sleeping.
Orthognathic surgery is an orthodontic treatment to correct severe bad bites, malocclusions, and jaw bone abnormalities. After surgery, your jaw will be properly aligned and orthodontic braces will be used to move your teeth into their correct positions.
Don’t suffer another day when you can arrange a consultation today with your King George orthodontist by clicking on our contact page at http://beecroftorthodontics.com/appointment-request/.
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