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Old 04-29-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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teeth relapsed because i didnt wear reatiners. what are my options?

I had braces for a number of years, was told to wear retainers, but i did not and now my teeth have shifted back and now I'm also suffering from TMJD, headaches, jaw pain, jaw soreness, pain in back of head, shoulder pain, back pain, jaw clicking.

One option is to use a splint because it gives you an aquired bite, which you should eventually get used to. A splint takes into consideration your jaw muscles, jaw bones, and teeth.

Another option is orthodontics, but going this way would they take into consideration my TMJ? I know that orthodontists take into consideration jaw bone and teeth, but what about jaw muscles? If i went this way they might say the treatment is to make my bite even worse than my current bite and then then to correct it with jaw surgery and im so scared about this.

Are there any second time brace users who've had TMJD?

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Re: teeth relapsed because i didnt wear reatiners.. what are my options

I wore braces when I was in high school and never got a retainer after the treatment was done. So now 12 years later, I had my wisdom teeth removed and my teeth started shifting back as well. I went to many dentist and specialist to see what my options were because I was in so much pain. I finally went to an orthodontist and was told that the pain that I was having was because my bit was off and that I just needed braces again. I have been in braces for about 2 months now. And even though I still have pains in my ear and jaw pain, I know it is just because the current treatment is working. I am hoping that being in braces again will fix my condition. Needless to say, I don't have the pressure and tingling I had before.

 
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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Re: teeth relapsed because i didnt wear reatiners.. what are my options

yes my teeth have shifted and affected my face shape... and now getting tmj pain.... my jaw feels lowered but my bite seems fine

is ur friend having braces to correct the bite or to worsen the bite then correct it with surgery

would regular braces correct bite??? i've red stories here that splint is best treatment..

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #4
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Re: teeth relapsed because i didnt wear reatiners.. what are my options

I am wearing braces to correct the bite. I was also having TMJ pains and seen a TMJ specialist and he said that it was just the muscles in my face that was trying to compensate for the bad bite. Not only do I have a bad bite, but my right side is the only side that touches. My left side doesn't touch at all.

 
Old 05-01-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Re: teeth relapsed because i didnt wear reatiners. what are my options?

Do you have headaches, and jaw pain etc

I think we have different cases of TMD, I feel my bones are degenerating becase I have facial pain.. I really need to see a OMS Surgeon who specialises in TMJ

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Re: teeth relapsed because i didnt wear reatiners. what are my options?

I had horrible headaches, ears hurt like crazy, and everything from ear to ear hurt. I dealt with it for 2 1/2 years before someone told me what was going on. It hurt to bite into anything because of everything even a banana.

 
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