There are several people who suffer from TMJ and sometimes they don’t know how to deal with it. TMJ is caused by severe trauma and stress and may be something that results in great discomfort, problem in chewing food, pain and difficulty in swallowing food. All of this can result in a poor appetite which in turn can result in other concerns as well.

At times, people with braces might experience TMJ and that is why you need to do what if you have Braces and TMJ. There are ways in which you can deal with it.

The first thing that you do need to do is to keep tension and stress under control. You can practice deep breathing exercise, meditation or anything that keeps stress at bay.

Try out any kind of therapy that can bring on a calm and composed feeling about you. Do not work all the time, rather keep some time aside for you to do the things that you enjoy. Yoga is a good way to keep stress at bay. Try out exercises, dance the stress away, listen to soothing music or go for a walk. All of these will relax your muscles and same lies with the muscles in your jaw. This will help to keep the TMJ in control even if you wear braces.


In case you continue to suffer from TMJ with your braces on and the pain is becoming something that brings on great discomfort, then at your next braces check up you can let your dentist know about the TMJ and the pain. The dentist can offer you medications that will help you deal with the pain. as a last resort and if the medications don’t seem to provide you with any relief then you have the options of surgery.

The good news is that when you have braces on the incidents of TMJ will somehow disappear. The reason why this happens is that the braces help your teeth get together in a straight line and in their most natural of positions. This will allow your jaw to be more relaxed and not go into TMJ.

In fact, most dentists recommend getting braces for someone who suffers from TMJ. This is one good way of ensuring that you have the best of smiles, teeth in a row and never ever have to suffer from TMJ.

TMJ is called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in the jaw can not only be painful and cause great discomfort but also be embarrassing what with the popping and cracking sound from your mouth. People find it hard to open their mouths and feel a lump kind of between their jaws. This means that when you wear braces most of these concerns will disappear. This is a far better option when compared to getting surgery done. If you have continuous pain, then the best way is to go to a dentist and have it sorted out.


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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 10 - May - 2012, at 23:26 PM

  • RONALD, dont panic and don't reinsert the wire yourself as it may cause unnecessary damage to your gums and mouth.Keep the wire out of the mouth and fix an appointment with the dentist ASAP and make sure you visit the dentist in a day or two.

  • ronald

    ronald 09 - May - 2012, at 07:18 AM

  • my braces wire came out totally removed what should i do i am in village now

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