Can Orthodontics End Your Headaches?
There are several ways dentists can provide treatment for headaches, and they all start by addressing the main cause: a misalignment in your bite that puts stress on the muscles in your head, leading to frequent painful headaches that can act similar to migraines. Depending on the nature of your headache, this may mean that orthodontics can provide
Signs your headache may come from orthodontic issues:
- Persistent clicking or popping sounds when you move your jaw
- Pain in the ear
- Pain in the jaw joint
- Frequent soreness in the jaw and mouth
- Jaw that occasionally locks up
If you have one or more of these symptoms, you should visit Hardin Advanced Dentistry in Cincinnati for a consultation immediately. Our dentists have experience detecting irregularities in the temporomadibular joint, or TMJ disorders, and we can examine your jaw alignment and medical history to discover whether or not your headaches have something to do with your bite alignment.
Orthodontic solutions to your headaches can range from a mouth guard you insert at night to a full orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or other products. More serious cases may require significant oral surgery.
With special training from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the TMJ dentists at Hardin Advanced Dentistry are well-qualified to diagnose and treat the root cause of your chronic headaches. Contact their Cincinnati office for a free consultation, either by filling out the form on the right side of this page or by calling (513) 234-5531.