People may develop TMJ disorder for a wide range of reasons, many of which can be attributed to certain behaviors such as long-term grinding or clenching of the teeth. There can also be other aggravating factors, such as a preexisting jaw injury or even the overall shape of the jaw. The proper application of myofunctional therapy can help reshape your oral cavity to contribute to a complete cure for your TMD. Let Dr. Krish work with you to get your TMJ under control or even eliminated.
The way your muscles function contributes heavily to the shape and size of your skeletal structure. Repeated movement will stimulate bone growth. But this cuts both ways: if muscles are frequently utilized in unhealthy ways, your bones will follow suit. In the case of your facial structure, this could leave you with a narrow jaw or airway, and therefore more susceptible to developing conditions such as TMJ disorder.
Myofunctional therapy counteracts this by using your muscles to improve the shape and function of your jaw and airway. Properly applied over time, myofunctional therapy can help stimulate your body to reshape your jaws and airway to accommodate your muscles’ different shape and size. Your reshaped jaw better aligns with your joints and skull, reducing and even eliminating the pain and discomfort associated with TMD.
Contact us today to learn how Dr. Krish can help you get your TMJ disorder under control and even eliminated.