TMJ & TMD Treatments

Find Relief With TMD & TMJ Treatments

Are you tired of feeling tenderness in your jaw, experiencing frequent headaches, or having limited jaw movement? If so, orthodontic TMJ & TMD treatments may be the solution.

Orthodontic care for TMD offers alternative treatment methods that get to the root of your jaw issues.

At Ochoa Orthodontics, we work closely with you to identify the best treatment method for your TMD. Find relief from TMD symptoms by scheduling a consultation with us today.

TMJ vs. TMD: What’s the Difference?


The term “TMJ” refers to your temporomandibular joint. This is the bone you feel at the bottom of your earlobe on both sides of your face. 


On the other hand, “TMD” refers to temporomandibular joint disorders. Simply speaking, it’s the pain or discomfort you feel around your TMJ.

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TMD & TMJ Treatment Options

Braces or Invisalign

Since misaligned teeth and malocclusions can contribute to TMDs, braces and Invisalign correct these issues for a more aligned bite. This reduces the stress on your TMJ when biting.

Splints or Mouthguards

If you clench your jaw or grind your teeth, splints and mouthguards can provide temporary relief. They are customized to your teeth to put your jaw in a more relaxed position.

Surgical Treatment

Unfortunately, sometimes non-surgical methods don’t provide the relief you need. When this happens, your orthodontist may recommend surgical options that provide more direct relief. Consult with your orthodontist to find the right surgical treatment for you.


For a full range of care, your orthodontist may take an interdisciplinary approach. This means they work with other dental specialists, such as oral and maxillofacial surgeons and TMJ specialists, to get you the care you need.

Benefits of TMJ & TMD Treatment

Improved Jaw Function

TMD treatment helps you regain normal movement in your jaw joint, improving its function. 

Pain Relief

One of the best parts of TMD treatment: less pain! Feel relief in your jaw, neck, face, and shoulders.

Better Sleep

Fall asleep and stay asleep with TMD treatments. If you struggle with sleep apnea, TMD treatments can alleviate symptoms.