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TMJ Treatment - Aiken, SC

Restore Balance to Your Jaw, Teeth, and Facial Muscles

Do You Grind and Clench Your Teeth?

Do you notice that most mornings when you wake up, your jaw or facial muscles feel sore? If you notice that your teeth look worn down or short, too, you’re probably grinding and clenching your teeth (bruxism). What many patients don’t realize is that bruxism is often a sign that there is disharmony between their jaw joints, teeth, and facial muscles. When one area is off, it can throw other areas off balance, too. For this reason, many of the patients who come to Bela Family Dentistry with bruxism also have issues with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Our Aiken, SC dentists help patients in your situation on a routine basis and offer innovative TMJ treatment in Aiken, SC to help restore harmony and balance to your smile. We provide a bite adjustment, oral appliances, and TMJ treatment with orthodontics, solutions that can help you return to a functional and comfortable life.

Do You Have These Symptoms?

Comprehensive Treatment for Bruxism and TMJ Disorder

Our dentists are experienced in providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of your symptoms. By pinpointing the source of your symptoms, we’ll be able to provide more personalized and predictable TMJ treatment in Aiken, SC and give you long-term relief:

Bite Adjustment

Resolving your symptoms can sometimes be as simple as adjusting your bite. If your teeth aren’t coming together properly, this will cause surrounding joints and muscles to strain and cause you to clench and grind your teeth. We’ll remove small portions of tooth enamel, so your top and bottom teeth aren’t in conflict as you bite down. This will restore harmony to all your teeth and relieve symptoms like bruxism, jaw pain, and muscle soreness or tension.

Oral Appliance

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If your teeth, muscles, and joints have been damaged due to a misalignment or bruxism, you’ll most likely benefit from an oral appliance. These acrylic mouth guards keep your upper and lower teeth from clenching and grinding together as you sleep. This appliance also lets your jaw joints establish balance and let your facial muscles rest and recover each night.

Orthodontics

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Bruxism and TMJ disorder sometimes stem from teeth that are severely crooked. In these cases, TMJ treatment with orthodontics like Invisalign® will put teeth into proper alignment. With better balance established between your teeth, your jaw joints and muscles can find harmony and function more comfortably and efficiently.

Is something out of balance?

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