Hey. I’m due to get braces on soon but I’m worried that the pressure of a brace will cause my tinnitus to get worse, as if I clench my teeth, push jaw forward etc it does increase the sound . Just wondering has anyone any experience going through braces with tinnitus? I asked my dentist but she just said that tinnitus isn’t caused by your jaw . Thanks in advance
Do braces affect tinnitus : Hey. I’m... - British Tinnitus ...
First off, I wouldn't worry. The last thing you should do is to allow your tinnitus to stop you seeking appropriate treatment for another issue. There is a link between tinnitus and some jaw disorders and there have been studies whereby brain scanning has detected changes in the auditory cortex while tinnitus participants have been manipulating their jaw (and reporting that their tinnitus noises were changing), but I don't think braces will make your tinnitus worse. My best bet is is that sorting out this jaw issue (it sounds so painful) will put you in a better place, and that always helps with tinnitus.
Good luck - and do tell us how you're getting on.