Los Angeles, CA – Dr. David Alpan, a Los Angeles pediatric orthodontics provider, notes that the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex in the human body. TMJ collectively refers to the jaw bone and the associated muscles and ligaments. Everything works together to create some complex motions – such as the combination of rotating and gliding that opens and closes your mouth – and permits you to chew and speak. Problems with the correct operation of the joint are called TMJ disorders (TMD).
Dr. Alpan, a braces provider explains: “The majority of Americans have some TMD. But, only few of these people will get the help they need. If you are experiencing many of the symptoms, contact a dentist who can supply a wide range of treatments.” Continue reading Los Angeles pediatric orthodontics Expert Specializes in TMJ and TMD Treatments