Re: TMJ can change facial shape
Hi All. Yes, TMJ can totally change the structure of your face.
I just wanted to mention that the side that I have my TMJ on is more defined. I had my husband take a profile picture of me on both sides and in the front, and you can literally see the vertical muscle in spasm that attaches to my cheekbone (I'm not sure if it's the masseter or the pterygoid), and my cheekbone looks more well-defined, whereas the other side it literally looks more relaxed and rounder. It's so subtle, but so bizarre seeing the difference.
And, I think you can totally get TMJ from being in an abusive relationship because it's like trauma, especially to the delicate areas, like the TMJ and neck areas.