Temporal mandibular joint or TMJ, connects to the jawbone. You have two TMJ’s on each side. Like your other joints, it could become inflamed, injured, or infected. With that being said, the way that your TMJ is designed makes it function differently from other joints in your body.
A new type of support, the NTI-tss, is a splint that was designed to fit over your top teeth in the front. This support ensures that your back teeth are separated as most of your clenching happens in your back teeth. These types of splints may only be successful for a short time and could change your bite. If mouth guards and splints are unsuccessful, doctor may advise orthodontics in order to re-align your teeth.