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What is the relationship between Orthodontic treatment and Jaw point pain (Temporomandibular Dysfunction)?

If jaw joint problems exist before Orthodontic treatment, your Orthodontist may advise specific procedures to help in minimizing, or removing discomfort.  All jaw joint problems present before treatment should be relieved before initiating Orthodontic treatment.

If jaw joint problems develop during treatment, your Orthodontist may advise a pause in treatment to help the body to normalise the condition of the jaw joints before continuing treatment.

Many studies have been done by Orthodontists and other dental and medical professionals to try and establish the relationship between Orthodontic treatment and Jaw joint symptoms, up to date, no definite relationship has been established.