Jaw Pain Got You Down? See if Clear Aligners Can Help Your TMJ Pain
Sometimes, the root of your orthodontic issues can stem from your jaw, and not your teeth. Improper jaw seating contributes to the added pressure and strain that leads to bruxism and can exacerbate the pains associated with temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD.
TMD is a fairly common orthodontic condition suffered by patients, one that the National Institute of Health believes is suffered by over 10 million Americans. Common signs of TMD, or problematic jaw misalignment of any sort, include: