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TMD Diagnosis and Treatment

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a group of more than 30 conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement. “TMDs” refers to the disorders, and “TMJ” refers to the temporomandibular joint itself.

Many TMDs last only a short time and improve on their own. However, in some cases they can become chronic, or long lasting. In addition, TMDs can occur alone or at the same time as other medical conditions such as headaches, back pain, sleep problems, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Shockwave Therapy To Treat TMD

Acoustic Wave Technology also known as Shockwave Therapy uses a patented technology to generate acoustic waves of pressure that can be applied through the skin to various tissues and injuries to treat TMD by triggering the body's natural healing processes.


Shockwaves work by stimulating new blood vessel formation, accelerating procollagen production, lowering  pain neurotransmitters and therefore, reducing pain.


In the craniofacial area shockwave therapy is used to treat TMJ disorders including headaches, stimulate muscles and nerves repair, stimulate, and accelerate bone repair during tooth movement and orthopedic corrections.

Shockwave treatment sessions last only 5-10 minutes, with  three to seven treatment sessions required depending on the problem.


To find out more about shockwave therapy, contact our specialist team located in Hoboken, New Jersey. CTOR Ortho offers unparalleled orthodontic care in a friendly and state of the art facility.

Clinical Case


Tempo-mandibular joint disorders, better known as
TMD, have many causes and can result in significant
discomfort and disruption of your daily life.

This adult patient complained of chronic pain and discomfort over many years. She had a lateral crossbite that caused the lower jaw to shift during function.
Orthodontic treatment was able, in just 12 months, to corrected her malloclusion and help resolve her TMD symptoms while improving her beautiful smile.


"12 years of pain fixed in 12 months! Thank you Dr. Alansari"

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