Do you ever hear an annoying click in your jaw as you chew, as if your jaw joint decided to randomly pop its metaphorical knuckles? Do your teeth ever feel like they’re enduring the immense weight of a blue whale? Do you have discomfort or headaches throughout your face, jaw, neck, ears and more? These may be symptoms of a TMJ disorder.
What about your sleep patterns? Have you been told you snore or stop breathing during the night? Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you didn’t sleep that night at all? These and other symptoms can be indicative of sleep apnea, a potentially serious condition that can lead to many other health concerns.
Luckily, our orthodontist, Dr. Thuy Nguyen, and team can treat both TMJ disorders and sleep apnea with the aid of an oral appliance. These shield your teeth from undue pressure against each other and position your jaw in such a way that it opens up your airways as you sleep, cutting back greatly, or even eliminating, sleep apnea symptoms.
If you are looking for treatment for TMJ or sleep apnea in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, look no further than Bayou Braces! Call our office today at (225) 926-4133 to get started.