When you think about the problems that are caused by poor teeth spacing, you may focus on the cosmetic problems that stem from gaps and overlaps. However, this is a problem that can impact your quality of life in other ways. When poor teeth spacing challenges your ability to maintain a natural and comfortable bite function, TMJ disorder can become an issue. When it does, you can have problems with facial discomfort, headaches, limited jaw movement, and more to contend with. Fortunately, your Fort Worth, TX orthodontist can help you if you are struggling with TMJ disorder. We can combine corrective work with oral splint therapy to provide meaningful improvements in your dental function and quality of life.
How Is TMJ Disorder Interfering In Your Daily Life?
Poor jaw alignment and movement issues leads to chronic pain, sensitivity, teeth grinding, and even an uptick in headaches. TMJ disorder is not a problem that you just try to ignore. The continued discomfort you feel, along with the onset of a painful teeth grinding habit, can have a significant effect on your quality of life. Fortunately, these problems with poor joint alignment and movement can be addressed. With a custom oral appliance and the appropriate orthodontic work, we can change your bite function and help you develop better, more even bite movements that reduce tension on your joints and muscles.
Discussing Orthodontic Work As Part Of TMJ Therapy
It may be difficult for you to maintain a natural bite movement because you have problems with teeth spacing. When this is the case, treatment that only focuses on retraining your bite movements can have less value. We can discuss combining oral splint therapy and corrective work. In doing so, we can make better bite movement possible so that you are placing less stress on your joints and muscles.
We Offer Appearance-Friendly Care For Poor Teeth Spacing
There are alternative treatment options to traditional orthodontic appliances. Invisalign clear aligners can make corrections that even out your alignment and address asymmetry caused by poor spacing. If we evaluate you and determine you should have a traditional appliance, we can use appearance-friendly materials for your braces to make your orthodontic care more discreet.
Talk To Your Fort Worth, TX Orthodontist About TMJ Pain Relief!
Problems with TMJ disorder can become a serious issue for your daily life. The longer you let the matter go untreated, the more it can cause you to struggle with daily aches and pains in your face and jaw, headaches, and other problems. If you would like to learn more about how corrective treatment can be an important part of relief from these issues, then contact your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist, Dr. Cabal, by calling (817) 236-7846.