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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Sometimes: Talk to both your general dentist and your orthodontist about your TMJ issues before you start braces. This needs to be part of your treatment plan. ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Merrett
28 years experience in Dentistry
Braces/TMJ: The simple answer is yes. One it may make your TMJ/TMD symptoms better, or two it may make them worse. I would suggest you discuss this with your Orth ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Positive effect: As malocclusion causative of, or contributory to, joint dysfunction, resolution of malocclusion usually means reduction of joint symptoms. Ask a qual ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas V. Dembski
40 years experience in Dentistry
See an expert.: TMJ problems can be mild or severe. They can be temporary or long-term, related to another medical condition such as arthritis, possibly involve the b ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Thomas
Dr. R Thomas answered
31 years experience in Dentistry
TMJ and orthodontics: I believe you are referring to TMJ disfunction leading to discomfort and pain. I suggest you google neuromuscular denistry or neurofunctional orthodo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Generally: The TMJ is treated first and adds a cost to the overall treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: It will more likely than not help the tmj. In most cases, iit will distribute the forces more evenly, and allow the joint to sit in a more favorable ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Vague: Not sure what you mean by your question. Did you have tmj/tmd prior to having the braces on? Did it develop soon after the braces were taken off? G ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
Unlikely: If braces do cause TMJ discomfort, it should very fleeting, and due to a very small set of problems, but in the majority no.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
More information?: Complicated problem. First, depends on what you mean by "tmj". Minor open bites can be corrected with orthodontics. Major open bites need surgical cor ... Read More
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