TMJ or TMD can lead to painful and sore muscles of the mouth and head.
Some headaches are related to TMJ. Appliances can help relieve the pain.
TMJ issues can also lead to destructive grinding of your teeth.
Many patients notice a flattening of their front teeth over time. An appliance can stop the loss of enamel and preserve a more youthful look to your teeth.
Boil and bite mouth guards sold over the counter are not a good substitution.
They pull your mouth into an unnatural position and can actually worsen the TMJ problems.