Tempromandibular Joint Disorders (commonly referred to as TMD or TMJ) are real disorders caused by problems with the function of the jaw. Often times jaw problems are a symptom or side effect of a larger problem affecting the body, much like a fever is a symptom of the flu. Our primary responsibility is identifying why the TMD occurs in the first place. In the absence of a severe traumatic injury (such as car accident) to the head and neck, the primary cause for most TMD is an unidentified sleep breathing issue (Sleep Apnea or Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome). Proper diagnosis and focus on the true cause of TMD is paramount to successful treatment.