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TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can arise from various causes, leading to discomfort and dysfunction in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. At Batastini Orthodontics, a comprehensive approach is taken to diagnose and treat TMJ disorders, tailored to each patient's specific needs.


Here's an overview of the causes and treatments offered:

Misalignment of the Jaw

An improper alignment of the upper and lower jaws can place strain on the TMJ, leading to dysfunction and discomfort.

Trauma or Injury

Direct trauma to the jaw or face, such as a blow or whiplash injury, can damage the TMJ and surrounding structures, leading to dysfunction.


An abnormal bite, such as an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, can place strain on the TMJ, leading to dysfunction over time.


 Teeth grinding and clenching, often caused by stress or an abnormal bite, can contribute to TMJ disorder by putting excessive pressure on the joint.


Various forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, can affect the TMJ, causing inflammation, pain, and limited mobility.

Treatments Offered at Batastini Orthodontics:

Orthodontic Treatment

Correcting underlying dental misalignments through orthodontic treatment, such as braces or clear aligners, can alleviate pressure on the TMJ and improve jaw function.

Physical Therapy

Therapeutic exercises and techniques aimed at improving jaw mobility, reducing muscle tension, and promoting relaxation can be beneficial for TMJ disorder.


In severe cases of TMJ disorder that do not respond to conservative treatments, surgical interventions such as arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, or open joint surgery may be considered as a last resort.

Occlusal Splints

Custom-made occlusal splints or night guards can help alleviate symptoms of TMJ disorder by preventing teeth grinding and clenching, reducing stress on the TMJ.

Lifestyle Modifications

Recommendations for lifestyle changes, such as stress management techniques and dietary adjustments can help reduce TMJ symptoms.

Free Consultation 

At Batastini Orthodontics, the treatment approach for TMJ disorder is personalized to address the underlying causes and symptoms of each patient's condition, with the goal of restoring optimal jaw function and alleviating discomfort. Patients are provided with comprehensive care and ongoing support to ensure the best possible outcomes for their oral health and overall well-being.

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