TMJ Appliances

TMJ appliances, short for temporomandibular joint appliances or splints, are dental devices that dentists place on the mouth of the patients to manage temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and related symptoms. TMJ disorders can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. This would cause headaches and limited jaw movement to patients. We provide a number of TMJ placements based on the problems our patients have. Have a look at them:

Through these appliances, we can promote proper jaw alignment, eliminate muscle tension and treat all TMJ disorders. Our dentists can customise these appliances depending on the needs of our patients and place them accurately. Fix an appointment with us to know more about TMJ disorders and how they can be alleviated.

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TMJ appliances are recommended for individuals experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorders, which may include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds in the jaw, headaches, facial pain, and difficulty in opening or closing the mouth. These appliances are often used as a conservative and non-invasive approach to manage TMJ-related symptoms.

TMJ appliances work by repositioning the jaw, stabilizing the temporomandibular joint, and providing relief from symptoms associated with TMJ disorders. They can help reduce muscle tension, alleviate pain, and improve the overall function of the jaw joint.

There are various types of TMJ appliances, including occlusal splints, stabilization splints, and repositioning splints. The choice of appliance depends on the specific needs of the individual and the nature of their TMJ disorder. Customized appliances are often recommended for optimal effectiveness.

Yes, TMJ appliances can be used for individuals with bruxism, which is the habit of grinding or clenching the teeth. The appliances, such as occlusal splints, create a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing direct contact and minimizing the impact of bruxism on the temporomandibular joint.

TMJ appliances are designed to be comfortable for individuals to wear. Customized appliances are fabricated based on the individual's dental anatomy, ensuring a proper fit. While there may be an adjustment period, discomfort is generally minimal, and patients often adapt to wearing the appliances.

The duration of using TMJ appliances varies based on the severity of the TMJ disorder and the individual's response to treatment. In some cases, individuals may wear the appliances for a specific period to alleviate acute symptoms, while others may use them as a long-term management strategy.

TMJ appliances are customized for individuals through a process that involves taking impressions of the teeth and jaw. These impressions are used to create a personalized appliance that fits securely and comfortably. The customization ensures optimal effectiveness and patient comfort.