TMJ Houston Orthodontic Treatment
TMD – Temporomandibular joint disorder or Temporomandibular joint dysfunction - cause pain in the TMJs (temporomandibular joints), chewing muscles, temples, neck, ears, and even the shoulders and upper back. The TMJs may click or pop when the jaw is moved, and muscles may feel tight or fatigued. Headaches and neck aches are also common symptoms.
In many cases, the occlusion (the way the upper and lower teeth bite together) may contribute significantly to this pain and discomfort – this is where we can help. If you have been told that orthodontists do not treat TMD, that is because most orthodontists are not trained in this highly complex area. Dr. Karotkin has undergone extensive education on the diagnosis and treatment of TMD and has a wealth of experience with TMD cases, making him the top provider in TMJ Houston care.