• The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint responsible for allowing your jaw to move smoothly and connects your lower jaw to the temporal bone of your skull. At Prairie Orthodontics, we are pleased to offer multiple treatments for our patients who may have damaged their TMJ or who are experiencing pain in their jaw or facial muscles. You may need TMJ treatment if you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms:

    • Pain and tenderness in the jaw or facial muscles
    • A stuck or locked jaw
    • Inability to open your jaw wide
    • Clicking, popping, or grinding noises when you chew or open your mouth
    • Headaches
    • Earaches

    There are many treatments available for our patients experiencing stressed or damaged TMJs. Our orthodontist, Dr. Mike, will work together with you to determine the exact cause of the problem and which treatment is ideal for your needs. We can create custom-made dental appliances to treat your condition. If you have facial or jaw pain, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We are dedicated to helping your smile and face feel more comfortable and healthy. We are easily accessible to the communities of Wadsworth, Waukegan, Somers, Sturtevant, Woodworth, and other surrounding cities. We hope to see you soon!