TMJ/TMD Orthodontics in Littleton, CO

TMD Orthodontics
Does your jaw click when you chew or yawn? Do you live with jaw pain or tightness that never seems to go away? These are signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder—a problem that Niepraschk Orthodontics has extensive experience with. We help Littleton, CO patients identify this ailment and can provide individualized treatments for coping with and correcting it, depending on the severity.

Signs of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

The temporomandibular joint is a small joint located in front of the ear, where the skull and lower jaw meet. It allows the lower jaw to move. When it comes inflamed or deteriorated, or the surrounding muscles are affected, this joint can become irritated and painful. Signs of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) include:
  • Persistent jaw pain
  • Chronic earaches
  • Chronic headaches
  • Trouble opening/closing your mouth
  • Jaw clicking or grating sounds

The nature of your symptoms will depend on the severity of your condition. Nevertheless, it’s important to seek TMJ services as soon as you realize any of the above issues. Letting them go untreated will only allow them to get worse!



TMD Services and Treatment

TMJ treatment ranges from minimal dental care to complex surgery. It depends on your age, oral health, severity of your condition and other factors. At Niepraschk Orthodontics, we always advise our Littleton, CO patients on the best course of action for their situation. In some instances, we recommend surgery to resolve the problem and prevent ongoing pain and discomfort. In other cases, our TMJ services are therapeutic and rehabilitative. No matter your case or condition, expect an individualized treatment plan. 

Need Temporomandibular Joint Surgery?

If you’re living with temporomandibular joint disorder, don’t put off seeking TMD service. Niepraschk Orthodontics wants to help alleviate your pain and give you back your everyday quality of life: no more headaches, jaw pain or problems chewing. Give us a call today at 303-978-1316 to schedule a consultation with a TMJ specialist.