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Could a orthodontist treat temporomandibular disorders?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Of course

the orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics are the first specialty created in the field of dentistry.
By definition orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Ask your orthodontist for more information.

In brief: Of course

the orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics are the first specialty created in the field of dentistry.
By definition orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Ask your orthodontist for more information.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sometimes a team of Orthodontist, Oral Surgeon, and Restorative Dentist will provide you with the best level of care.
See an Orthodontist for an examination.

In brief: Yes

Sometimes a team of Orthodontist, Oral Surgeon, and Restorative Dentist will provide you with the best level of care.
See an Orthodontist for an examination.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but ...

This continues to be a highly debated topic in our profession with regard to which cases, efficacy, etc.
Some patients are definitely helped by orthodontic treatment for their TMJ and some orthodontists are specially trained for this, but, as noted, the answer is sadly not a clear cut and dry yes-- more of a maybe.

In brief: Yes, but ...

This continues to be a highly debated topic in our profession with regard to which cases, efficacy, etc.
Some patients are definitely helped by orthodontic treatment for their TMJ and some orthodontists are specially trained for this, but, as noted, the answer is sadly not a clear cut and dry yes-- more of a maybe.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TMD\TMJ

There is no true specialty in dentistry regarding treating tmd\tmjoint disorders.
It is based more on the experience and training of the particular doctor as well as a personal decision if one feels competent to treat such situations or refer it to another health care provider. General dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists and oral surgeons typically can treat this.

In brief: TMD\TMJ

There is no true specialty in dentistry regarding treating tmd\tmjoint disorders.
It is based more on the experience and training of the particular doctor as well as a personal decision if one feels competent to treat such situations or refer it to another health care provider. General dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists and oral surgeons typically can treat this.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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