TMJ – temporomandibular joint therapy
Does your jaw click, do you grind or press your teeth, do you have tinnitus and frequent headaches or do you have intense pain around the jaw? You need orthodontic treatment! Please contact us.
The jaw is connected indirectly to the spine and posture and the improper position of the neck and the neck muscle tension can affect the load of the joint . The strain of the skull bones determine the position of the upper jaw , the strain of the temporal bone and skull base, and thus, affects the relative position of the two jaws. All these and the inadequate teeth-contact may cause a problem in the strain of the chewing joint and muscles.
Because of the complexity of the problem, we examine and treat the patients with different methods:
- A manualtherapist works with manualtherapy, craniosacral therapy and uses targeted treatment for the chewing organs.
After careful examination, the dentist will decide whether there is a need for a device: a splint-therapy or orthodontic braces.A manualtherapist may start his own treatment – there are even cases when the complaints end due to a treatment. However, in most cases, it is necessary to add dental treatment as well, depending on the state of the chewing organs. But it can be conversely true as well, the dentist may start the treatment with splints or braces, and if he feels that the improvement process is slowing down, he may turn to the help of a manualtherapist.
What to expect from the combined therapy?
- the complaints disappear faster
- the time of wearing the orthodontic devices (splints or braces) can be shortened
- due to the tracking of the changes of the whole body, there are no side effects
- the correction will last longer and less likely to convert
By using the manual therapy and dental treatment together, a definite improvement can be expected even in cases where, separately the different treatments would not bring a substantial, long-lasting change.