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A 28-year-old female asked:

I was in a car accident, lost a tooth & broke the bone. i went to an oral surgeon to get bone grafting done & to get my other tooth pulled out.im informed i need tmj treatment before braces, before actually getting the implants. will brace fix tmj?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Orthodontics can certainly help alleviate any TMJ symptoms. Depending on your bite and how malpositioned your teeth are, orthodontics may be indicated to provide room for the implant and prosthetic tooth.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
I doubt it. Best to get a second opinion after an exam
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
You have a complex problem requiring multidisciplinary care. Ask your General Dentist to refer you to an Orthodontist for evaluation. The Orthodontist, Generalist, and Oral Surgeon should then consult to establish a coordinated treatment plan. Orthodontic care may reduce or eliminate joint symptoms. Splint therapy prior to braces is often indicated. Seek competent care.
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Last updated Jun 2, 2022

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