Re: New to all this/ still waiting to see a specialist.
I have just read in your other posts that you have had 8 teeth removed and braces. I have read that braces with teeth removal often cause TMJ later in life. I cannot post any specific information here about the websites, but you can look it up online by keywords like TMJ, braces, teeth removed.
I have also read that one of your teeth shifted during pregnancy. This would indicate to me that, as I said, something is going on with your bite and jaw muscles. Please do not have braces until you have the TMJ issue resolved. And if you can, consult a functional orthodontics as well; they are usually skilled in tracking down the cause of TMJ and correcting not only position of the teeth, but also ensuring that teeth, muscles, jaws and the rest of the body work together, and not against each other. Again, good luck!