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Temporomandibular joint cracking: "It's not normal"

Even if this is seen as normal by the people, but also by some dentists: "A cracking jaw joint is by no means normal, but a sign that something is out of order." The temporomandibular joint is, so to speak, a cross between body and soul: "When exposed to stress, many people grind their teeth or unconsciously press them together forcefully, which leads to 'evasive maneuvers' of the teeth and thus the jaw and can put unnatural strain on the joint.
The reason for the 'cracking' as an audible symptom are changes in the spatial relationships in the temporomandibular joint. A small joint disc (discus articularis) is slightly displaced when the temporomandibular joint is improperly loaded and slips back into its original position when the jaw position is tense; this is associated with a small click. The temporomandibular joint cracking can also occur in children, with temporary uneven growth of teeth and jaws. "

On the other hand, the cause of the cracking is often problematic: "In addition to stress loads, certain tooth misalignments such as a cover bite can also disturb the finely balanced moving system of the joint can also be treated according to the cause or the associated stressful consequences. "

Cranio-mandibular dysfunctions (temporomandibular joint disorders) find their frequency peak in the age group between 20-30 years of age as a result of epidemiological studies.
Such functional disorders can be diagnosed before the start of treatment, only appear during treatment and must be taken into account in orthodontic treatments.

The main symptoms of cranio-mandibular dysfunction are muscle pain, joint noises (cracking, rubbing) and a restricted mouth opening.


  • Orthodontic therapy should create freedom from symptoms,
    ie. Painful conditions and cracking noises are eliminated


  • manual functional analysis
    instrumental functional analysis
    X-ray examination


  • Splint therapy as indicated
    • Relaxation splint
    • Stabilizing rail
    • Reduction splint
    • Distraction splint


  • Relief of the temporomandibular joint with all orthodontic tooth movements according to the principles of Prof. Dr. Axel Bumanncertificate