Have you considered finding a dentist to help your eliminate your TMJ? Have you wondered if a dental device could cure your TMJ symptoms? Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) – sometimes called “TMJ” for short – are thought to occur because of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that help move the jaw. Because of the jaw/pain connection people sometimes turn to a dentist or oral surgeon to help get rid of their symptons.
There are all kinds of dental braces and devices that have been created to attempt a cure. In addition some people undergo corrective dental treatments such as replacing missing teeth and using crowns or bridges. Why? Some people believe that these techniques “balance” the surfaces of your teeth or that they can correct a bite problem and cure your TMJ.
But What Does The Research Say?
The hypothesis above are plausible but there is not much evidence to support dentistry nor orthodontics as a cure for TMJ. As an example, consider Layton, and McDonald from the Department of Orthodontics at the Leeds Dental Institute who did a comprehensive review of dental research. They found nearly 300 studies of which only 55 were peer-reviewed articles. But upon further analysis, only four studies were directly applicable to dental and orthodontic techniques for TMJ. Only four!
The researchers concluded that “There are insufficient research data on which to base our clinical practice on the relationship of active orthodontic intervention and TMD.”
How about that? As of yet, there is no reliable data that shows that dentistry or orthodontics are an effective treatment for TMJ. Given how expensive these dental treatments can be it might be best to avoid them and try other alternatives.
While I cannot point to specific research on the effectiveness of my Eliminate TMJ Pain Now program, I can tell you that it fits within the recommend best practices as set forth by WebMD and The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Simple self-care practices such as relaxation techniques, stress reduction, and biofeedback are often effective in easing TMJ symptoms. Give it a try and if it does not help you, simply contact me for a full refund: