Do you have painful jaw joints, popping and cracking sounds coming from your jaw, jaw stiffness, facial pain, and or headaches? These are some of the common symptoms of temporomandibular disorder (TMD). So check in with your dentist if this sounds like you.
The joint that helps comprise your jaw is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and when the area just in front of the ears is strained, TMD is one of the possible results. (FYI: TMJ disorders are a type of TMD disorder). For some people, braces are a great solution to reducing strain on the jaw joints and alleviating symptoms. As you read on, we'll look into the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), how braces can help treat the discomfort, and other TMD treatments.