Did you know that the temporomandibular joint is the most complex joint in the body? This joint acts like a gliding hinge connecting your lower jaw to your temporal bone. Excessive strain on the jaw joints and muscle groups that help with swallowing, chewing, and talking can cause TMJ issues. Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint can cause severe pain and discomfort.
Dr. Heinz is proud to provide TMJ therapy to those affected in the Rockford and Grand Rapids area. TMJ symptoms can present as difficulty opening the mouth; clicking, popping, or locking of the jaw; headaches or migraines; sore jaw muscles; teeth grinding or clenching, changes in your bite; and wear on the teeth. After your initial exam, Dr. Heinz will determine the best TMJ treatment options for you. He will then determine if any further orthodontic treatment is necessary for you. TMJ treatment typically lasts four to six months but varies depending on the severity of your case. Do you have any of these symptoms? If so, call our office today to set up your consultation appointment.
In order to achieve a comprehensive approach to TMJ disorders and to create the best treatment plans for our patients, Dr. Heinz takes time to understand your medical history, lifestyle, TMJ symptoms, and other orthodontic concerns. Dr. Heinz utilizes an all-inclusive treatment approach that combines several treatment methods for maximum results. Our holistic approach goes beyond just pain management and uses a comprehensive strategy to provide patients with lasting relief.