Do you ever hear an annoying click in your jaw as you chew as if your jaw joint decided to randomly pop its metaphorical knuckles? Do your teeth ever feel like they’re enduring the immense weight of a blue whale? Do you have discomfort or headaches throughout your face, jaw, neck, ears, and more? These may be symptoms of a TMJ disorder.
What about your sleep patterns? Have you been told you snore or stop breathing during the night? Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you didn’t sleep that night at all? These and other symptoms can be indicative of sleep apnea, a potentially serious condition that can lead to many other health concerns.
Luckily, our orthodontists and team can treat both TMJ disorders and sleep apnea with the aid of an oral appliance. This shields your teeth from undue pressure against each other and positions your jaw in such a way that it opens up your airways as you sleep, cutting back greatly, or even eliminating, sleep apnea symptoms.