Thread: Braces for tmj?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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Braces for tmj?

Hi

I have tmj that is muscular in nature. It doesn't
Hurt bad but aches around my jaw and I get tension headaches constantly. I have had it for 3 years!
My dentist who is great made me a night guard that I wear religiously, and it has helped a lot but still my bite is not completely stable. He has recommended seeing an orthodontist to help align my bite properly and end it forever potentially.
Does anyone have experience getting braces to help alleviate tmj issues. I'm a bit worried because I have heard it can make it worse. I just want to get rid of it completely. It is a constant annoying ache!
I have done many physical therapy attempts, acupuncture ect, nothing works permanently. I work on computer a lot, but have taken time off and still is there.
I'm sort of hoping that the orthodontics will actually help...
Any advice or related experience is greatly appreciated.

 
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