TMD / TMJ Treatment

Treating Jaw and Joint Pain

Jaw pain can be incredibly debilitating. Often causing tension and discomfort, headaches, migraines and even difficulty speaking.

We understand how hard it can be to deal with these symptoms. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, we offer several TMD/TMJ treatment options that can aid in recovery.


TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw with the skull. 

TMD is short for temporomandibular disorder, a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the temporomandibular joint. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, including: 

  • Injury to the joint
  • Misalignment of the upper and lower teeth
  • Pain due to grinding (bruxism) or clenching of the teeth
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis inflammation
  • Soreness of the jaw muscles
  • Pain in the face, jaw, neck, ear area, or shoulders
  • Popping or clicking noises when opening or closing the mouth
  • Headaches or migraines and pressure behind the eyes (similar to sinus pressure)
  • Lockjaw, a stiffened jaw that gets stuck or goes out of position
  • Swelling of the face
Our goal is to help you find relief from the pain you’re experiencing so that you can live life to the fullest again. We’ll start by examining your bite and jaw movement patterns to determine what’s causing the discomfort and how we can correct it. Then we’ll find out which treatment will work best for you:
  • Surgery. In rare cases, surgery may be required to correct TMJ dysfunction.
  • Mouth guard. A custom TMJ mouth guard can do wonders if you are clenching or grinding your teeth.
  • Braces. Braces can be used as a TMD treatment option to correct a misaligned bite reducing strain on the jaw.

Are you interested in braces for TMD? Experience best-in-class orthodontics.