Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition that occurs when your jaw becomes misaligned. As a result, your bite is not in balance and your muscles are strained in their normal resting position. This can lead to a number of problems and painful symptoms. You may have trouble eating, opening your mouth wide, sleeping, and enjoying your daily activities.

The most common TMJ symptoms are:  

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If you have been putting off valuable orthodontic treatment due to the unsightliness and hassles associated with traditional braces, Invisalign® offers you an excellent solution. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-designed aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. It is a virtually invisible way to straighten a crooked smile, and no one will even know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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Questions to Ask your Invisalign Dentist

Once you have decided Invisalign is the treatment option you would like to pursue, the next step is to schedule a consultation with an experienced Invisalign dentist. During a consultation, a dentist can answer any questions you have about the treatment. To prepare for the consultation, you should plan what questions you want to ask. Think about what answers you need to decide if Invisalign is the treatment you most prefer.

Here are some questions you should ask during your consultation:

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