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Old 09-21-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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is putting braces a good solution? is it safe? or is it something like surgery which would cause more pain than help?

 
Old 09-22-2003, 05:42 AM   #2
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there's controversy concerning braces.. some people have developed TMJD while in braces.. others have been helped.

imo, it's better to get the pain under control before doing anything that's irreversible. i believe that braces is a treatment that is not conservative; other avenues should be considered before doing it.

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Old 09-22-2003, 07:21 AM   #3
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Hi,

I was told by my orthodontist that your symptoms should be under control before you start moving teeth around. For example, I am wearing a splint at this time and I am not completely comfortable, so moving my teeth around would make me more uncomfortable.

Also a book I read about TMJ says do not move the teeth around until you are completely comfortable with no or minimal symptoms.

 
Old 09-24-2003, 06:44 AM   #4
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I have had braces, and while my bite is now alligned, I still have symptoms of TMJ. They are only bad when I am under stress, but I do still experience tightness in the muscles, headaches and fullness of the ears. Braces didn't seem to have much of an effect on my TMJ, but my teeth look a lot better!

 
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