Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD, aka: TMJ)

If you have this, you likely have been prescribed:

* Massage

* Physiotherapy

* Bite plane

* Botox

* Jaw surgery

But…. what if there was 1 thing missing to really turn it all around… for good!

Would you try?

Myofunctional Therapy

Instead of re-treating the pain over and over again, until you end up needing surgery to reduce the eventually debilitating pain, lets work together to correct the dysfunction NOW and FOREVER!

Learn more about Myofunctional Therapy 

Below are the pros and cons of common TMJ treatment modalities so you can make an informed decision about your health and your quality of life. 

Myofunctional therapy

Pros: 

Pain relief

Immediate and Long term results

Improved quality of life

Improve posture

Reduced risk of chronic preventable diseases

Improved aesthetics through symmetry

Cons:

Takes time and dedication

 

Massage

Pros:

Pain relief

Immediate results 

Relaxation

Cons:

Not sustainable

Finding a qualified practitioner 


Physiotherapy (ideally with laser)

Pros:

Relaxation

Releases tight muscles and scar tissue

Reduces inflammation

Improve posture

Cons:

Function of tongue (usually) not addressed

Takes time and dedication

 

Bite plane (aka: night guard, bite plate, splint)

Pros:

Protects the teeth from further damage

Reduces stress placed on the jaw

Reduces pain

Cons:

May disrupts sleep 

May encourage mouth breathing

You need to wear an appliance to bed

Botox

Pros:

Reduce pain and tension

Cons:

Temporary

Can cause muscle atrophy

Cause overuse of other muscles

Potentiate sleep apnea

Neurotoxin


Jaw surgery

Pros: 

Reduced pain

Improved function

Cons:

Can cause reduced range of motion

Recovery time….It’s surgery!

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