When you think about your smile, you’re not likely to think about its connection to the muscles in your face or neck. But if you’re experiencing headaches, cracking in your jaw, or pain in your neck or face, your smile could be at fault.
But First, Why Am I Hurting?
The pain you’re experiencing is related to your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is located near your ears, connecting your lower jaw to your skull. An improper bite, teeth grinding, or other problems can aggravate the nerves in those joints, causing pain in your jaw, your face, or your neck.
But an improper bite and the resulting pain can be treated with an orthotic appliance.
Relief from Pain and an Improper Bite
An orthotic appliance is a mouthguard that’s been custom made from an impression of your teeth to fit over your smile. Through a simple but effective process, it gradually shifts your bite into alignment, alleviating pressure on your joints and bringing relief from painful symptoms.
The entire process is non-invasive and can be done gradually to maximize effectiveness and comfort for patients.
Schedule Your Consultation Visit Today
If you have questions about neuromuscular dentistry, TMJ dysfunction, or how relief is possible or if you need help in anydental treatment such as invisalign and dental implants please give one of our offices a call today.
Pain from an improper bite doesn’t have to keep you from smiling. Relief is possible!