TMJ treatment

TMJ specialist in Greater St. Louis

When most people think about going to the orthodontist or dentist it might be to repair your teeth, straighten your teeth, replace your teeth, or whiten your teeth, but that is all changing. With the advancements in technology, we are now able to treat the problems that come from the forces created by our jaws.

You should be comfortable during your daily routine, but jaw pain and fatigue get in the way of a confident smile. Amazing Smiles Orthodontics is here to help with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatments, also known as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders), in parts of Illinois and Missouri.

What is a TMJ disorder?

A TMJ disorder affects the way your jaw opens, closes and moves side to side. You have joints on both sides of your jaw. Being diagnosed with TMJ means there is additional stress on this part of the jaw which makes it hard to speak, drink and chew.

Patients with a TMJ disorder can experience alignment problems due to habits like teeth grinding or clenching the jaw. Some patients develop a TMJ disorder due to factors out of their control such as arthritis, an injury or a condition present at birth.

During your free consultation, we will listen to your concerns and the impact that TMJ/TMD has on your life. Using digital diagnostic technology, we take measurements of tooth forces, document the range of motion in the neck, and in some cases, we even measure how wide you can open your mouth comfortably. Our orthodontists will come up with a tailored treatment plan to minimize pressure around the mouth and jaw. Visit one of our offices, and we will find the underlying issue to improve your discomfort.

Custom treatment plans for TMJ at Amazing Smiles Orthodontics

With Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, one of our professionals will work with you to decide on a TMJ treatment approach that works for you. We consider your preferences and financial budget during your initial visit. Learn more about our popular treatment options, including:

Contact Amazing Smiles Orthodontics for TMJ treatment services

Amazing Smiles Orthodontics is your source for TMJ treatment services in parts of Illinois and Missouri. We treat our patients with the utmost respect to get unwanted pain and symptoms under control. We are accepting new patients at all of our locations, so you can schedule your free consultation with us online today.