Some people have noises or pain emanating from their jaw joints. There are many causes for this to occur many of which are not Orthodontic. However, a common reason is clenching or grinding your teeth together. This may occur with or without a malocclusion (bad bite).

Treatment may include brackets, aligners to correct a malocclusion or a modified thick retainer known as a TMD customized splint to help alleviate the habits. These treatments either individually or in collusion are used to help reduce or alleviate the jaw problems.