It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-21-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 498
paxy HB User
Post braces

is putting braces a good solution? is it safe? or is it something like surgery which would cause more pain than help?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 09-22-2003, 05:42 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: ontario, canada
Posts: 646
saaraah HB User

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.

- saaraah.

Old 09-22-2003, 07:21 AM   #3
Michelle W
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: MO
Posts: 489
Michelle W HB User


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
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Posts: 10
lashby HB User

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!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
questions about braces Idigit Dental Health 5 12-23-2007 03:13 PM
Braces Dang12 Dental Health 2 07-25-2007 02:19 PM
braces-->TMJ, my EARS!!!!! help lifeemusicelife TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 2 11-15-2006 09:45 AM
Braces and military girl_with_a_bob Dental Health 299 10-20-2006 05:12 AM
back to school soon with braces...feeling very self-concsious piner08 Teen Health 1 07-23-2005 06:49 PM
problem with braces supersam2 Dental Health 16 06-04-2005 12:52 PM
Invisalign vs Regular Braces? RedLuv Dental Health 3 04-23-2004 02:01 PM
Braces Driving My Son Crazy!!!! divadebi Dental Health 2 04-12-2004 04:49 AM
Braces and TMD? spacenut99 TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 7 12-22-2003 05:19 PM
adult braces-metal or ceramic-i got metal and hate 'em bluey5 Dental Health 4 09-27-2003 06:15 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:19 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!