TMJ Orthotic Appliance Therapy

TMJ orthotic appliance therapy is a specialized approach to treating TMJ disorders. It involves custom-fabricated orthotic appliances designed to fit your unique bite and jaw positioning. These orthotics play a crucial role in stabilizing the jaw joint, promoting proper alignment, and alleviating the symptoms associated with TMJ disorders.

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Customized treatment

Our evidence-based approach to TMJ orthotic appliance therapy ensures that you receive customized treatment tailored to your unique needs. We create orthotic appliances that maintain precise jaw positioning, promoting joint stabilization and effective treatment.

Results you can trust

Many patients experience significant improvements in pain levels, headaches, ear symptoms, and overall quality of life with our treatments. We focus on improving joint health through techniques that have been proven effective.

Symptoms treated with an orthotic appliance

Jaw pain

TMJ orthotic appliance therapy aims to reduce or eliminate jaw pain, making it easier to eat, talk, and carry out daily activities without discomfort.


Many individuals with TMJ disorders experience frequent headaches, which can be significantly reduced through orthotic appliance therapy.

Ear symptoms

TMJ-related earaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and fullness can be mitigated with the use of custom orthotics.

Facial discomfort

Orthotics can help relieve facial discomfort and muscle tension associated with TMJ disorders.

Jaw popping and clicking

A custom orthotic appliance can be one facet of a treatment to resolve the discomfort of jaw popping and clicking.

Recovery time

The active treatment phase of TMJ orthotic appliance therapy typically spans 12 weeks. Throughout this time, you can expect to experience noticeable relief from your TMJ-related symptoms. It's essential to follow your treatment plan closely for the best results.

If you're seeking relief from TMJ disorders, consider TMJ orthotic appliance therapy a viable and effective treatment option. Our comprehensive, evidence-based approach is designed to alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall well-being.

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Why choose us

At the San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea, we stand out with a commitment to excellence and a holistic approach, ensuring your well-being. We go beyond symptom relief by addressing the root causes of TMJ disorders. Our in-house lab and state-of-the-art technology enable us to craft custom orthotic appliances specifically designed for each patient, ensuring personalized and effective solutions for lasting relief and an improved quality of life.

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TMJ disorders FAQ

What causes TMJ disorders?

How do I know if I have TMJ disorder?

Are TMJ treatments painful?

How long does TMJ treatment take, and what results can I expect?

Do I need a CT scan for TMJ orthotic appliance therapy?

What causes TMJ disorders?

TMJ disorders can have various causes, including stress, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, trauma, misalignment of the jaw or teeth, and even genetic factors. Our comprehensive approach focuses on identifying and addressing the specific underlying causes of your TMJ issues.

How do I know if I have TMJ disorder?

Common symptoms of TMJ disorders include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds, difficulty opening or closing the mouth, headaches, earaches, and facial discomfort. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's advisable to schedule a consultation with our experienced team for a proper diagnosis.

Are TMJ treatments painful?

Our treatments are designed to be as comfortable as possible. While some treatments may involve temporary discomfort, our goal is to alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life. We prioritize your well-being throughout the treatment process.

How long does TMJ treatment take, and what results can I expect?

The active phase of TMJ therapy typically spans 12 weeks. The results vary depending on your specific condition, but many patients experience less pain, fewer headaches, reduced ear symptoms, and an overall better quality of life. Our treatments aim to provide lasting relief by addressing the root causes of your TMJ disorder.

Do I need a CT scan for TMJ orthotic appliance therapy?

While not everyone may require a CT scan for TMJ orthotic appliance therapy, it can be a valuable diagnostic tool in some instances. CT scans provide detailed images of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and surrounding structures, helping our specialists assess the condition of the joint and identify any anatomical abnormalities. This information is crucial for customizing your TMJ orthotic appliance and ensuring the most effective treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. While CT scans provide valuable insights, a thorough evaluation for TMJ disorders involves various diagnostic methods, including clinical assessments, sleep studies, and dental evaluations. The choice of imaging modalities should be based on the specific clinical context and information needed for diagnosis and treatment planning.

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Our Founder: Dr. Amin Samadian

Dr. Amin Samadian is a leader in TMJ and sleep apnea treatments in San Francisco and nationwide. He is a passionate advocate for next-generation procedures, offering his patients the most advanced techniques and treatments available worldwide. His approach is a true integration of art, science, and technology, setting the stage for a healthcare experience like no other.

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