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Would braces have any affect on my tmj?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Perhaps

If your bite contributes to your TMJ problem, braces may help.
If not, no. Braces can make TMJ worse. Don't use braces as the primary TMJ treatment. See a TMJ expert before any orthodontic treatment.

In brief: Perhaps

If your bite contributes to your TMJ problem, braces may help.
If not, no. Braces can make TMJ worse. Don't use braces as the primary TMJ treatment. See a TMJ expert before any orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

Braces corrects one of the causes of TMJ which is malocclusion, by correcting your bite you ease pressure and correct joint movements , therefore improving TMJ condition.
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In brief: Yes

Braces corrects one of the causes of TMJ which is malocclusion, by correcting your bite you ease pressure and correct joint movements , therefore improving TMJ condition.
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dr. Tarek Hamid
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Positive effect

As malocclusion causative of, or contributory to, joint dysfunction, resolution of malocclusion usually means reduction of joint symptoms.
Ask a qualified orthodontic specialist for advice.

In brief: Positive effect

As malocclusion causative of, or contributory to, joint dysfunction, resolution of malocclusion usually means reduction of joint symptoms.
Ask a qualified orthodontic specialist for advice.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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