Re: Anyone ever have jaw pain?
Yes, I have had jaw pain. They thought it was TMJ but it was never really diagnosed. The one thing that helps me is the retainer that I wear from when I got my braces off as a child. (no, I do not still have the same one!) I am 24 and got them off when I was 13. My orthodontist is one of the few that does not use wire retainers. Mine is two pieces of clear plastic that were molded to my teeth and slip right over them just like invisilign braces. It is very comfortable, and really helps keep my jaw in good alignment when I sleep. It really helps with the jaw pain. I get a new one made every few years.
Go to the dental board to see what else you can do.
Last edited by purple2067; 01-22-2005 at 02:09 PM.