Airway Disorders and TMD
Anything that prevents you from breathing through your nose can be a direct cause of TMD. When you are unable to breathe through your nose you become a mouth breather. Mouth breathing can cause an open anterior bite, an underbite, an overbite or a crossbite which misalign the jaw. The misaligned jaw can cause an unfavorable relationship of the joint. This unfavorable positioning can cause a joint dysfunction.