The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is what connects our jaw to our skull. It’s a helpful little joint, allowing us to open and close our mouths. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a term used to describe conditions affecting your jaw joint.[ 1 ]These can range from soreness and stiffness to a popping sound when you open your mouth, and even to a locked jaw.
In this guide, we will take a look at what kinds of TMD and TMJ clear aligners can help correct. Hopefully, by the end, you’ll have a better understanding of whether or not clear aligners could provide you with relief from your TMJ.