TMJ / TMD
At SoCO Smiles Orthodontics, we know that creating beautiful aesthetics and dazzling smiles is anything but superficial. Having a healthy smile is just the first step to looking in the mirror and feeling a rush of pride that accompanies improved confidence. You deserve to benefit from the best technology and orthodontics have to offer, and, luckily, our office has made sure you have access to this quality care. Our team is not only highly skilled but highly personable, each of us wanting to get to know your smile goals and how we can use our advanced techniques to get you there. If you are looking for a transformation, we have the perfect path for you.
If you suffer pain in the jaw, cheek, or ear area that is worsened by stress, you may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and it connects the jawbone to the skull. When you have a TMJ disorder, it can make the use of your jaw difficult and cause pain during normal activities such as speaking and chewing.
Minor cases of this disorder can be eased by taking special care of your jaw by eating softer foods, limiting movement, and even receiving Botox injections. If your TMJ disorder is more severe, you may need orthodontic treatment to help correct tooth placement and fix your misaligned jaw. This will reduce tension, eliminate discomfort, and give you a beautiful smile in the process.