Occlusion is the area of dentistry responsible for the study of the contact relations between the dental arches. Its performance lies on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment; both of those related to the incorrect contact of teeth (malocclusion) as well as dysfunctions of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ’s), that link the jaw to the skull.
The correct tooth contact is essential for the stability of the TMJ disk. Thus, the malocclusion is often the cause of malfunctions in these joints.
A TMJ appliance, made in the course of a study the patient’s occlusion, produces improvements in his quality of life.
Anyone who suffers from TMJ disorder may have frequent headaches, teeth pain, jaw pain, insomnia, clicks and rebounds when chewing, bulky masseter muscles, clenching or grinding teeth during some phases of the day or night. The application of Botox® to relieve TMJ problems has been proven to be an excellent alternative that also improves, simultaneously, facial aesthetics.