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... I have just posted to LittleBrace's topic about braces. In my case my TMJ years ago followed braces' work that was "late" (18/20 years old). I suspect that once finished there was no growing years left in my mouth/jaws, and so a jaw position was forced upon me.. I had an open bite, somewhat promimenent upper and lower teeth, and both were pushed back nicely by ortho. After... (1 replies)
... I believe without a doubt that this was brought on through orthodonics. Orthodonics causes a constantly changing occlusion on a day to day basis, now couple that with the fact that the dentist is not that experienced in practicing orthodonics and I think you'll have a problem. ... (25 replies)
... I found the proper Docs to go to and now I have occlusion issues due to muscular TMJ. ... (1 replies)

TMJ face change
Nov 21, 2009
... repositioning. The pivot only has one point of contact on both sides and is designed to get the disc back in position. The repositioning appliance has an indexed occlusion so you close into grooves which holds your jaw in a fixed position. ... (97 replies)
... I have no answers for you but have a few points or issues for you to consider in making your decision. Its horrible, isn't it? not to get a consensus from drs on what is best to do - it happened with me and others as well. Have you had MRIs or tomorgrams done of the mandible and maxilla or just regular xrays? I was wondering how one dr noted a displaced disc and the others... (1 replies)
Help with TMJ
Jan 31, 2009
... If your teeth are still growing or changing positions I'd suggest waiting with the extraction. The teeth might adapt in their positions. ... (12 replies)
... these are sometimes signs of an occlusion problem. If you still have your wisdom teeth they could possibly be causing this as well. ... (2 replies)
What should I do?
May 21, 2008
... so changing the occlusion on just one tooth is all you needed to tip the scales. ... (9 replies)
... thus the jaw will be in balance. Obviously with splints its not that hard since they are generally flat planes, once you start getting into occlusion or matching teeth surfaces it can get more trickier. ... (15 replies)
... While the thought of changing my bite scares me, I'm willing to try a diagnostic orthotic to see if it will help. ... (3 replies)
... Antoni, Dentists have an equally hard time getting dentures to fit properly. My understanding is that once teeth are pulled, there is ongoing bone loss. Thus, the dentures have to be re-fitted every couple of years to fit the shrinking jaw bone. Every time the dentures are re-fitted, it changes the occlusion. So, your occlusion would be changing on an on-going basis. ... (19 replies)
... or may not have begun at that point, or may not have been so bad, although I believe the TMJD could not have been avoided unless I had immediately corrected my occlusion after it became bad, which I did not, not realizing how significant this would be. ... (11 replies)
... taking into account the joints, muscules, ligaments, etc, so that's why im confused that it could be considered dangerous. altho, on the other hand, permanently changing "something" is always dangerous. ... (49 replies)
... Here is something you could post regarding orthognathic surgery: There are many people, I understand, who have benefited from orthognathic surgery. There are also many, me included, who have had disastrous results. I inherited an underdeveloped mandible; my lower jaw did not grow proportionate to my upper jaw & I didn't look "unusual" because I had a very strong... (13 replies)
... Hey Silver: welcome! The majority of people who have TMJ recover reasonably well. Surgery is only rarely recommended and changing your bite(occlusion)is unlikely to help with TMJ pain. Docs recommend what is called conservative/reversible steps: a gradual approach that doesn't cause new problems that can't be undone. These would include an acrylic mouthpiece(splint),physical... (4 replies)

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