12 June 2015

ASK MOSHIRI: Can Invisalign Relieve TMJ Pain?

Question: Can Invisalign Relieve TMJ Pain?

Dr. Maz Moshiri’s Answer:

We treat many patients with TMJ symptoms with Invisalign; however, our practice will initiate an initial phase with a bite orthotic in order to get the patient symptom free. For many patients, when their bite “relaxes” in the orthotic, the positioning of the teeth relative to each other will change, and thus, their treatment with Invisalign will be towards achieving a bite for them in their symptom free position. There are several ways to treat TMJ, and your orthodontist will let you know what they believe is best for you. But generally speaking, you would want to address your symptoms first before initiating any permanent changes to your bite.

About Dr. Maz Moshiri

Dr. Maz Moshiri maintains his private practice in St. Louis, MO, where he is an Invisalign Elite provider. Is not only the leading Invisalign Elite Provider in Saint Louis MO, but also one of the most experienced in the country. For his skills and expertise with the Invisalign technology. Dr. Maz is an AlignTech faculty member, has been featured in several “Ask the Expert” webinars for Invisalign, he isInternational lecturer as well as in orthodontic residency programs where his lectures and clinical oversight focus on the Invisalign appliance system.

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