TMJ Treatment Options
Treatments vary from case to case. Some may use an oral appliance. Meanwhile, other patients require bite reconstruction. Then, many turn to orthodontics.
Most people associate “braces” with a straighter smile. However, neuromuscular orthodontics uses the same principles in aligning teeth. Its goal is just a little different. The focus is to help align the muscles, joints, and teeth in the mouth that have gone astray. More importantly, it eliminates pain and discomfort. Regardless, this treatment ultimately creates improved jaw movement and function, as well as facial aesthetics. The timeline for neuromuscular orthodontics is between nine to 24 months. At the end of the day, this time commitment depends on the severity of each case.