Occlusal Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD

  • Kazumi IkedaEmail author


Careful evaluation of the occlusal scheme with an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan before orthodontically modifying the occlusion is a critical step in solving patients’ TMD problems; however, it is underappreciated and underutilized. To begin, the goals of occlusal treatment must be clearly defined before starting treatment. They should not be ambiguous, and clear goals are needed for each area affected with treatment. Changing the occlusion will influence the following areas:
  • Functional occlusion

  • TMJ

  • Three-dimensional position of the mandible

  • Periodontal tissues

  • Dental and facial esthetics


Temporomandibular disorder Trauma Whiplash Microtrauma Chronic pain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hillside View Orthodontic OfficeShibuya-kuJapan

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