What is the best exercise for TMJ?
- Resist Mouth-Closing. This involves adding pressure to your chin while closing your mouth.
- Resist Mouth-Opening. You can also gently add pressure to your chin when opening your mouth.
- Tongue Lifts.
- The Oxford University Hospitals Exercise.
- Jaw Slide Side-To-Side.
- Jaw Forward Movement.
How do I realign my TMJ jaw?
Step 1: Press your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Step 2: Now place one index finger onto the left TMJ and another index finger on your chin. Step 3: Drop your chin, applying light pressure with each finger and keeping the tongue to the roof of the mouth. Repeat this exercise for the right TMJ.
How long does it take for TMJ exercises to work?
After 2-3 weeks of doing the exercises you will find that your muscles will be retrained and your jaw will open and close smoothly without any clicking.