Asked: Could TMJ cause sleep apnea?
So I'm pretty sure I have sleep apnea… I'm always tired it seems and I never wake up rested. But I think i also have TMJ. I can't close my mouth easily… it takes a lot of energy just to keep my mouth closed and I have been a nail biter and gum chewer my whole life so it would make sense that I have TMJ.
I was wondering can TMJ cause sleep apnea? Like maybe my jaw is not in its correct place which causes my throat to not be as open? Idk… any thoughts?
Asked: Can you help me please ?
So I was wondering if I needed braces because the dentist brought up that my teeth r crowded and my to teeth aren't symmetrical
Asked: Traditional vs Functional Orthodontics 2?
Many thanks Tooth975 and Mary. The traditional ortho also noted that sleep apnea and TMJ are conditions that people are genetically predisposed to (in other words, I'd have them irrespective of the extractions). The functional ortho was very decent, took models of my teeth, and I'm seeing him on Wednesday. The thing is I understand I'll never have the perfect smile (in reality, who does?!) due to my jaw situation, but I'm very very wary of bicuspid extractions of healthy premolars. What's worse the traditional ortho thought I had a cavity when a full checkup revealed that my tooth was healthy.
1) Are sleep apnea and TMJ genetic conditions unrelated to extractions?
2) If I use a functional appliance plus old-school braces (ceramics), how will my profile change?
I can't thank you enough you're a great person!