A 29-year-old male asked:
I have TMJ for 11 yrs I have tried mouthguard that doens't help my orthodontist said i need braces will fix space in my front teeth how is that fixed?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Calvert answered
35 years experience in Dentistry
Braces won't fix TMD: If you are having continued TMJ pain or issues, that needs to be addressed before any orthodontics are done. Braces won't address the TMJ issue, in fact, it can make them worse. If you want braces to close spaces in your teeth, that's great. Get the TMJ issue taken care of first. Find a dentist that has advanced training in treating TMJ disorders.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!