If you currently suffer from constant pain or discomfort in your jaw, correcting poor spacing issues such as large gaps or overlapping between your teeth may offer the relief you desire. While you might associate orthodontic treatment more closely with the esthetic benefits of a straighter smile, properly aligning your bite can alleviate discomfort in your jaw. If your teeth are not evenly spaced, your jaw can move in an awkward manner that places extra stress upon your joints and muscles. This can cause real damage when left untreated and impact your daily life.
Your Fort Worth, TX orthodontic treatment office can help bring your bite into harmony to relieve pain caused by dental misalignment. We can create a treatment plan customized to your specific condition and provide an orthodontic appliance that straightens your smile.
Pain In The Jaw May Indicate TMJ Disorder
If you experience constant aches whenever you move your jaw or find biting and chewing to be difficult, you should let us know. These symptoms are associated with a condition of the temporomandibular joint called TMJ disorder. Whenever you have an imbalance in the alignment of your jaw and/or teeth, your joints and muscles strain harder than normal when chewing your food. This leads to painful inflammation that requires treatment with proper therapeutic solutions. Sometimes therapy to move your jaw into position is all that is required, but there are times when orthodontic work to straighten your teeth is required as well. In these cases, we recommend addressing dental misalignment to return your ability to comfortably bite and chew in an even manner that relieves stress.
Clear Aligner Therapy
When the source of your jaw pain is dental misalignment, treatment with Invisalign® clear aligners can bring your teeth into proper position in a simple and effective manner. This orthodontic solution addresses the same corrective goals as traditional bracket-and-wire braces with a more discreet touch. Created from a translucent, BPA-free plastic, Invisalign® clear aligners are a convenient treatment that allows for removal at mealtime and when brushing and flossing your teeth to make maintaining your oral hygiene as easy as before. This service can address the discomfort of misalignment while giving you a smile that is pleasing to the eye!
Speak To Your Fort Worth, TX Orthodontist About Relieving Your Jaw Pain
Dental misalignment can lead to stress and pain in your jaw when left untreated. Fortunately, your orthodontist can address problems with the alignment of your teeth as well as your jaw. We provide important care to the community of Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Dr. Cabal can build a treatment schedule to help you see dramatic results. Solutions such as Invisalign® clear aligners can provide effective care in a conservative and discreet manner. If you would like to find out more about our services, call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX today at (817) 236-7846.