Orthotics & Functional Splints

 

TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is the inflammation of the Temporomandibular joint which connects the mandible to the skull.

The most common symptoms are:

  1. Significant pain and impairment
  2. Clicking of the jaw
  3. Headaches
  4. Earaches

 

The cause may be traced to numerous starting points. Mainly the jaw position when a persons teeth come into contact.

The bite may be incorrect due to the position of the teeth, this in turn can cause TMJ.

In order to correct a persons bite and decrease the symptoms of TMJ a customized orthotic will fabricated for the patient.

Customized Orthotic will:

  1. Allow the jaw and face to relax
  2. Realign the patients bite to optimal position
  3. Help reposition the jaw joint to its proper location

 

Temporomandibular Joint

The inflammation of this joint caused by an incorrect bite will cause TMJ.

Customized Orthotic

Customized orthoric appliance seen bellow will correct the patients bite and help minimize the symptoms of TMJ


Dental Laboratory Orthotic (1)