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A 42-year-old member asked:

Wanted to know if i can get braces for less if i have tmj?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
Generally: The TMJ is treated first and adds a cost to the overall treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not necessarily : Your bite (occusion) and alignment of your teeth may dictate the need for braces. It is usually referred to phase 2 of the treatment for tmj/tmd. Phase 1 is usually the treatment of get you out of pain and into more function.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
No: Your orthodontic treatment would be MORE complicated with TMJ. So your costs will NOT be less.

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