Joint cracking or popping, teeth gnashing, chewing force… the TMJ. This is a consequence of human evolution and thus, cosmetic treatments.
The TMJ—temporomandibular joint—has been modified due to hypoplasia (decrease) in the size of the top and bottom jaws. Chewing foods that are increasingly softer and in smaller pieces are responsible for this. However, the size of teeth has not decreased so much, which is why there is often not enough space for our famous ‘wisdom teeth’.
Cosmetic orthodontic treatments, the stress of modern life, genetics, TOOTH LOSS and evolution… have led to an alteration of the TMJ that can cause pain, gnashing, dislocations, arthrosis, wear to the teeth and BRUXISM