- Jun 13, 2019
I’ve recently had 3 new fillings which caused a MAJOR issue with my TMJs and excruciating pain for the last 3 weeks. My dentist and doctor agree that my bite is very uneven causing lots of stress on my tmjs, which has likely caused such a sudden probable due to having my mouth open fully while having my cleaning and fillings done. My dentist advises that I see an orthodontist to be assessed for braces to fix my bite. I also grind and clench my teeth in my sleep (and have my whole life) so I have some crowned teeth due to wear down and breakage. I’ve been wearing a night guard for that. My question is, can braces even be done on crowned teeth? Do braces often help with tmj issues? I have some consultations coming up at different places but I’m so nervous and can’t stop thinking about how awful it is to have crowned teeth and what the orthodontists are going to do when they see them, or if they’ll just tell me they can’t do anything because of my crowns.