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Steve Maraboli believes that each time you smile at someone that the person will remember it forever. It only takes a split second for you to smile, but undergoing orthodontic treatment takes longer. If you have only mild to moderate misalignments of your teeth, then it is possible to wear Invisalign aligners for a year or less. However, you might need to wear regular braces that have metal brackets and wires instead for four years or less. The best way to determine if aligners are right for you is by having a complete examination from an orthodontist with an understanding of TMJ. With specialized computer software, the expert at an orthodontic facility can see how your jawbone’s joint is working while in motion in order to create an effective treatment plan.
Repair Your Temporomandibular Joint Disorder with Orthodontic Treatment
If you are having problems with headaches in the morning or hearing your jaw clicking, then you might have temporomandibular joint disorder. This condition affects adults as they age because their teeth are shifting, leading to a poor dental bite. Steve Maraboli recommends smiling at everyone you meet, but that isn’t easy to do when you have facial pain caused by TMJ. Fortunately, with treatment from an expert orthodontist, you can have fewer TMJ symptoms, including:
• Muscle spasms
• Neck pain
• Difficulties chewing food
Depending on the problems with your jawbone’s joint and malocclusions, you might need traditional metal braces or clear Invisalign aligners.
Call Today to Schedule an Appointment
In Nashville, Tenn., you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Joel Gluck at Gluck Orthodontics. Dr. Gluck offers an assortment of orthodontic treatments to:
To learn if you need Invisalign aligners or braces to repair your TMJ condition, call 615-269-5903 today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.