I have a deep bite and now recently I started having pain in the TMJ area. The pain is while opening and closing the jaw and it is worst when I get up in the morning. My life has become hell because of this pain. I went to the dentist and i do not have any decayed teeth or gum problem. The dentist says that my problem is because of the deep bite and because of that I am grinding my teeth. He has referred me to an orthodontist for braces treatment. I was wondering whether my TMJ problem can be fixed with the braces treatment. As far I know the braces treatment is to align the teeth not to fix the TMJ . Please advise me as i am really confused.