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TMJ Specialist in the Metro East and Clayton, MO

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 in parts of Illinois and Missouri.

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.

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.

Common Symptoms of TMJ

Most patients experiencing TMJ symptoms will notice pain when opening or closing the mouth. Jaw sensitivity can be accompanied by other symptoms that interfere with everyday life:

  • Headaches
  • Ears ringing or earaches
  • Jaw clicking
  • Lack of jaw mobility
  • Facial pain

It's crucial to see an orthodontist for TMJ treatment, as some symptoms could lead to irreversible nerve damage if ignored for long periods. The main focus of our TMJ orthodontics services at Amazing Smiles Orthodontics is to improve a patient's quality of life. Our treatment plans help you relax your jaw while sleeping and eat a variety of foods with few complications.

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:
    • Invisalign® TMJ treatments: We're Diamond Providers and Invisalign® Teen Providers. Our orthodontists make invisible molds to slowly shift teeth in a new direction and treat TMJ without others even noticing.
    • Bite guards for TMJ: Choose nonsurgical routes with our orthodontist TMJ specialists. We can give you mouthguards designed to cover sections of the teeth and prevent unwanted grinding.
    • Physical therapy for TMJ: Enroll in a treatment program that works to stretch the jaw and promote healthy movement. Some forms of physical therapy focus on improving patient posture

It's crucial to see an orthodontist for TMJ treatment, as some symptoms could lead to irreversible nerve damage if ignored for long periods. The main focus of our TMJ orthodontics services at Amazing Smiles Orthodontics is to improve a patient's quality of life. Our treatment plans help you relax your jaw while sleeping and eat a variety of foods with few complications.

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 request an appointment with us online today.