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Jaw pain can be a debilitating condition that affects your daily life and overall well-being. If you’re experiencing jaw pain or discomfort, you may be surprised to learn that orthodontic treatment can offer more than just a straighter smile. At Crabapple Dental, we can explain how orthodontics can improve jaw pain and provide you with the relief you’ve been seeking.

Understanding the Relationship

The jaw joint, known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), plays a crucial role in various oral functions such as speaking, chewing, and swallowing. When the jaw joint is misaligned or the teeth do not fit together properly (malocclusion), it can lead to jaw pain, headaches, and other associated symptoms. Orthodontic treatment aims to correct these misalignments and create a harmonious bite, alleviating the strain on the jaw joint.

Correcting Bite Issues

Malocclusion, such as an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, can place undue stress on the jaw joint, leading to chronic pain. Orthodontic treatment, including braces or clear aligners, can gradually shift the teeth into their proper positions, improving the alignment of the bite. By achieving a balanced bite, orthodontics can help reduce jaw pain and alleviate associated symptoms.

TMJ Disorder Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a condition characterized by jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds, restricted jaw movement, and headaches. Orthodontic treatment can be an effective solution for TMD as it addresses the underlying cause of the disorder, which is often related to misaligned teeth or a dysfunctional bite. By realigning the teeth and improving the bite, orthodontics can help relieve the symptoms associated with TMD.

Enhanced Jaw Function

Orthodontic treatment not only improves the alignment of the teeth but also enhances overall jaw function. When your bite is properly aligned, the forces exerted during chewing and biting are distributed evenly, reducing excessive strain on the jaw joint. This balanced distribution of forces promotes efficient jaw function, reducing the likelihood of jaw pain and discomfort.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Orthodontic treatment is highly personalized, tailored to address your specific concerns and needs. During your orthodontic consultation, your dentist or orthodontist will evaluate your bite, jaw alignment, and overall oral health. They will create a customized treatment plan that may involve braces, clear aligners, or other orthodontic appliances. This personalized approach ensures that your orthodontic treatment not only improves your smile but also provides relief from jaw pain.

If you’re struggling with jaw pain or discomfort, orthodontic treatment may hold the key to finding relief and improving your overall oral health. By addressing bite issues, correcting misalignments, and enhancing jaw function, orthodontics can help alleviate jaw pain and associated symptoms. Schedule a consultation with Crabapple Dental to explore how orthodontic treatment can transform not only your smile but also your quality of life. Don’t let jaw pain hold you back—embrace the power of orthodontics and unlock a pain-free, confident smile.

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123