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Exploring Epigenetic Orthodontics for TMJ with Dr. Mingus

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most commonly talked about, yet most misunderstood, joints in the body. It is one of the reasons why many people experience headaches, migraines, and disturbances in their sleep patterns. When it comes to having a dysfunction that hasn’t been properly diagnosed or managed, it’s only a matter of time before the condition progresses into chronic state.

One approach to managing TMJ is through Epigenetic Orthodontics. The goal of Epigenetic Orthodontics is to help correct the underlying issue with a drug-free and non-invasive approach using specialized appliances and training techniques.

What is Epigenetic Orthodontics?

Epigenetic Orthodontics is a specialized dental treatment that focuses on the shaping and maintaining of facial bones, as well as the teeth, in order to create the optimal facial structure. This optimization of the facial structure helps prevent the overcrowding of teeth, which is often a result of incorrect jaw positioning, and can lead to TMJ dysfunction.

During a Epigenetic Orthodontic treatment, a specialized appliance called a it is placed around the top jaw to assist in repositioning facial bones. Patients of all ages can benefit from Epigenetic Orthodontics. Early diagnosis and treatment can ensure that the patient undergoes the most beneficial treatment possible without the need for additional intrusive and expensive techniques. Dr. Jennifer Mingus DDS is an expert in Epigenetic Orthodontics , has successfully treated patients of all ages with an emphasis on children and young adults.

Why is Epigenetic Orthodontics important for TMJ?

Epigenetic Orthodontics can significantly reduce the likelihood of jaw positioning that could lead to the development of TMJ. It has also been found to relieve joint pain, poor posture and muscle tension. Early diagnosis and treatment is key, as it will help in preventing the development of TMJ in the first place.

Yet, even those who have already developed TMJ, treatment with Epigenetic Orthodontics provides a non-pharmacological option for mitigating some of the symptoms that TMJ can cause.

What Options Are There for Patients?

Dr. Mingus strongly recommends contacting her office as soon as jaw and / or facial pain begin to occur. An early consultation can provide parents with the peace of mind needed to know what direction their child’s health goals should take.

There are a few different types of appliances and orthodontic options on the market for those suffering from TMJ. In some cases, medication may be prescribed for short-term relief. However, medication is a temporary solution that fails to address the underlying issues.

For long-term relief Dr. Mingus sees the best results with patients who undergo a treatment plan using an Epigenetic Orthodontic appliance directly tuned for the patients needs.


TMJ can cause untold physical and emotional pain. Without proper treatment these symptoms can progress into chronic co reviewed by Dr. Mingus to ensure that it is the most beneficial treatment.olidays use of over the counter and even prescription pain relievers and muscle relaxants may be necessary for those with TMJ. However, for a long-term, non-invasive treatment option, Epigenetic Orthodontics is hard to beat. Dr. Mingus is an expert in this field and could provide an excellent, drug-free, non invasive solution to the problems caused by TMJ.

Contact her office to see if Epigenetic Orthodontics is right for you.