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Can TMJ prevent my lower and upper teeth from touching when I bite?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There can be many causes for malocclusion, including displaced discs in your jaw joints.
Malocclusion can cause TMJ dysfunction or result from it. You need to see an orthodontist.

In brief: Yes

There can be many causes for malocclusion, including displaced discs in your jaw joints.
Malocclusion can cause TMJ dysfunction or result from it. You need to see an orthodontist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Without more information it is hard to give you more information.
It would probably be best to see a dentist.

In brief: Maybe

Without more information it is hard to give you more information.
It would probably be best to see a dentist.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TMJ

Tmj problems when advanced can cause bite problems, even causing a "open bite".
The disk can become herniated or folded inhibiting the teeth from coming together.See your dentist soon to get this diagnosed properly.

In brief: TMJ

Tmj problems when advanced can cause bite problems, even causing a "open bite".
The disk can become herniated or folded inhibiting the teeth from coming together.See your dentist soon to get this diagnosed properly.
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dr. Thomas Davis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes, if you have degeneration of your TMJ condyle, it can cause an "open bite" deformity.
Have on oral surgeon evaluate.

In brief: Yes

Yes, if you have degeneration of your TMJ condyle, it can cause an "open bite" deformity.
Have on oral surgeon evaluate.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

In some instances of TMJ disorders, such as condylar resorption, the height of the posterior mandible can decrease, resulting in what is called an anterior open bite, such that the upper and lower front teeth do not touch.
Other forms of TMJ disorders can cause other types of malocclusions.

In brief: Yes

In some instances of TMJ disorders, such as condylar resorption, the height of the posterior mandible can decrease, resulting in what is called an anterior open bite, such that the upper and lower front teeth do not touch.
Other forms of TMJ disorders can cause other types of malocclusions.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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