TMJ Specialists NYC

tmj-treatments-nycThe Orthodontics Center of NYC is spearheaded by the internationally acclaimed TMJ specialist, Dr. Michael Gelb. He recognized as one of NYC leading orthodontic specialists in the world in the treatment of TMJ / TMD. TMJ / TMD is a serious and painful medical condition and is oftentimes be covered by your insurance. Additionally if you have TMJ as a result of an accident, you most likely will receive TMJ reimbursement. 

“TMJ” stands for “temporomandibular joint”, which is known as the  jaw joint. There are two TMJs: one in front of each ear. The TMJ is the joint formed by the temporal bone of the skull (temporo) with the lower jaw or mandible (mandibular). These joints move each time we chew, talk or swallow. When an individual is diagnosed with TMJ by the Upper East Side, NYC specialist, it means that the individual has a disruption in the action of the jaw.  “TMD” stands for “Temporomandibular Disorder”. TMJ and TMD tend to be used interchangeably.

The Orthodontics Center of NYC can alleviate your TMJ / TMD by starting with a comprehensive TMJ evaluation, complete with 3D imaging to determine if degenerative progression has transpired. Dr. Gelb is one of the best-trained orthodontic experts in NYC for TMJ Disorders, or TMD, and has worked on thousands of complex cases with success.

After your TMJ / TMD condition has been properly diagnosed, the NYC TMJ specialist will determine the best way to balance the intricate relationship between the proper bite and the muscles and nerves of the jaw joint to relieve your pain and symptoms. Depending on your specific case, your treatment plan may entail: deprogramming, Invisalign, bite balancing, appliance therapy or a combination of the above to treat your bite problem which is causing TMJ / TMD.An unstable or misaligned bite can cause both jaw joint displacement and muscle strain and pain resulting in TMJ / TMD. The best in class NYC TMJ specialist orthodontist can diagnosis if you TMJ /TMD is a result of a bite or jaw malfunction or congenital defect.

Many seemingly unrelated symptoms results from TMJ / TMD which are collectively known as craniomandibular dysfunction. You may have TMJ/ TMD if you have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the jaw
  • Headaches
  • Neck aches
  • Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
  • Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
  • Migraine headaches
  • Chronic headaches
  • Stuffiness in the ears
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Shoulder and lower back pain
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Tingling of the fingers and hands
  • Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

If you have any questions for the Upper East Side, NYC TMJ orthodontic specialist or would like to schedule a consultation in regards to TMJ / TMD treatments with the doctor – please feel free to contact Dr. Michael Gelb’s NYC offce to schedule your consultation:

Orthodontics Center of NYC
Michael L. Gelb, DDS, MS
635 Madison Avenue, #19A
B/W: 59th & 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
T: (646) 524-7474