TMJ/TMD Treatments at Rangewood Orthodontics

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, while TMD stands for Temporomandibular Disorder. These conditions refer to discomfort or pain in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles that control jaw movement.

Symptoms of TMJ/TMD: Understanding the Signs

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) can cause a range of symptoms that affect your jaw, neck, and even your overall quality of life. If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to seek treatment from a specialist like the team at Rangewood Orthodontics:

  • Jaw Pain: One of the most common symptoms of TMJ/TMD is pain or discomfort in the jaw. This can range from a mild ache to sharp pain, and may be felt on one or both sides of the jaw.
  • Difficulty Biting or Chewing: If you're experiencing difficulty biting or chewing, it could be a sign of TMD. This may be due to pain or limited movement in the jaw, which can make eating uncomfortable or even painful.
  • Headaches: Headaches can also be a symptom of TMD. This is often because the jaw and neck are connected, and tension in one area can cause headaches.
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain: TMD can also cause pain in the neck and shoulders, as the jaw and neck are interconnected. This can be particularly noticeable when trying to sleep or when sitting for long periods of time.
  • Ringing in the Ears: Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can also be a symptom of TMD. This is because the jaw and ear are connected, and any tension or movement in the jaw can cause ringing in the ears.
  • Limited Jaw Movement: If you're experiencing limited movement in the jaw, such as difficulty opening your mouth fully or having a clicking or popping noise when you move your jaw, it could be a sign of TMD.

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, the team at Rangewood Orthodontics is here to help. We offer a range of TMJ/TMD treatments to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Diagnosis of TMJ/TMD

Our experienced orthodontic team at Rangewood Orthodontics will perform a thorough evaluation to diagnose and understand the root cause of your TMJ/TMD symptoms. This may include a physical examination of the jaw, bite analysis, and x-rays.

TMJ/TMD Treatment Options

At Rangewood Orthodontics, we offer a range of treatment options for TMJ/TMD, including custom orthotic devices, jaw exercises, and orthodontic treatment to correct misaligned teeth and improve bite. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

Transform your smile with Rangewood Orthodontics

With our experienced and board-certified orthodontists and state-of-the-art technology, Rangewood Orthodontics provides customized care to families throughout Southern Colorado. Our flexible payment options and affordable prices make achieving a beautiful and healthy smile easier than ever before. Schedule your consultation today and join the thousands of patients who have transformed their smile with Rangewood Orthodontics.

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