What Causes TMJ or TMD?

Have you ever noticed a clicking or popping sound in your jaw when chewing or speaking? The #orthodontists at Northeast Orthodontic Specialists want you to know this happens to everyone from time to time. However, if it happens frequently and is combined with other symptoms such as #jaw pain, locking of your jaws, reduced ability to open and close the mouth, ear pain, or difficulty chewing, you may have a condition known as TMD or TMJ disorder. Watch the video below to find out more about #TMJ dysfunction.

#Orthodontics is a special field of dentistry that concerns itself with the study and treatment of irregular bites. An abnormal bite can be the result of uneven teeth, a jaw that is out of proportion or misaligned, or both. Depending on the situation, crooked teeth can be brought into alignment with #orthodontic treatment. If you notice your jaw popping a bit too often and you think the alignment of your teeth or jaw is to blame, contact Northeast Orthodontic Specialists before you have the painful problem of full-blown #TMD causing a lifetime of discomfort and unnecessary dental treatment and expense.