TMJ disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that affects the jaw joint and can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, headaches, and difficulty chewing. While it can be caused by a variety of factors, one of the most common causes is misaligned teeth. Fortunately, Invisalign can be used to correct misalignment and reduce the symptoms of TMJ disorder. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to gradually move teeth into their correct positions.
By aligning teeth, Invisalign reduces stress on the TMJ, which in turn decreases inflammation and pain caused by TMJ disorder. Invisalign can also be used to correct overbite, underbite, and crossbite, all of which can contribute to TMJ disorder. In addition to correcting misalignment, Invisalign can also be used to reposition the lower jaw relative to the upper jaw. This is especially beneficial for those who suffer from jaw misalignment, as it can help reduce the symptoms of TMJ disorder.
Invisalign is also beneficial for those who suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding. Bruxism can cause a variety of problems, including eroded enamel, cracked teeth, and recession of the gums. In addition, it can cause pain and soreness in the temporomandibular joint. By using Invisalign to reposition the lower jaw relative to the upper jaw, it can help reduce bruxism and its associated symptoms.
When considering whether or not Invisalign is right for you, it's important to consult with an experienced orthodontist. An orthodontist will be able to evaluate your condition and determine if Invisalign is an appropriate treatment option for you. It's also important to choose an experienced Invisalign provider who has achieved one of the four designations offered by Invisalign: Preferred, Premier Elite, or Diamond Plus. At Four Town Dental in Enfield, we are proud to offer Invisalign and other orthodontic treatments.
We have achieved the Preferred designation from Invisalign and are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care possible. We understand that TMJ disorder can be incredibly painful and we are dedicated to helping our patients find relief from their symptoms. If you suffer from TMJ disorder or bruxism and are interested in learning more about how Invisalign can help you find relief from your symptoms, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful smile and improved oral health.