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Jaw Pain? Learn How Orthodontic Care May Help

January 19, 2017
Jaw Pain? Learn How Orthodontic Care May Help

Most patients who seek orthodontic treatment do so because of crooked teeth or misaligned bites, known as “malocclusions”. But what about individuals who experience a popping or clicking sensation in their jaws or suffer from chronic jaw pain– could braces or Invisalign help? TMJ is a chronic pain condition that occurs in the temporomandibular joint, […]

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Crooked Teeth: More Than “Just” a Cosmetic Problem

June 10, 2016
Crooked Teeth: More Than “Just” a Cosmetic Problem

Undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten and realign crooked teeth is commonly considered a cosmetic option focused on making a person’s teeth and smile appear more attractive and well-cared for. But the truth is, orthodontics is about a lot more than aesthetics; having braces can also help you enjoy healthier teeth and gums and ward off tooth […]

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Treating TMJ pain: how do splints work?

October 09, 2014
Treating TMJ pain: how do splints work?

When you suffer from TMJ pain, getting help to relieve the symptoms is almost always on your mind. Your orthodontist will be able to recommend some treatments specific to your particular situation, but in general, there are several ways that you’ll be able to minimize the pain you experience on a regular basis. TMJ really […]

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What Causes “TMJ”?

October 08, 2014

TMJ is often used as a way to describe pain in the jaws, face or neck, but the term TMJ doesn’t refer to a disorder – it really means temporomandibular joints. It’s a misnomer when people say they have TMJ — everyone has temporomandibular joints! What most people really mean when they refer to TMJ […]

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How Can I Manage TMJ Pain?

October 08, 2014

Living with TMJ pain or discomfort can be very unpleasant. There are many reasons why people experience the symptoms of a TMJ disorder, and it is estimated that up to one third of the population experience some aches or tension in their temporomandibular joints.

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Treating TMJ pain: how do splints work?

October 08, 2014

When you suffer from TMJ pain, getting help to relieve the symptoms is almost always on your mind. Your orthodontist will be able to recommend some treatments specific to your particular situation, but in general, there are several ways that you’ll be able to minimize the pain you experience on a regular basis. TMJ really […]

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What Causes “TMJ”?

August 28, 2014
What Causes “TMJ”?

TMJ is often used as a way to describe pain in the jaws, face or neck, but the term TMJ doesn’t refer to a disorder – it really means temporomandibular joints. It’s a misnomer when people say they have TMJ — everyone has temporomandibular joints! What most people really mean when they refer to TMJ […]

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