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The importance of condyle position in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TMD Volume 86, issue 2, Juin 2015

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When a patient presents with TMJ pain, it could be all too easy for the orthodontists to turn the other way claiming that their occlusion has no connection with their symptoms and that they are suffering from a biopsychosocial disorder. This abundantly illustrated article attempts to demonstrate that patients can appear to display a stable occlusion even though their TMJ situation is unstable. This can give rise to dental abrasion, articular adaptations and pain. Orthodontics allows us to treat patients in pain provided that the treatment plan takes into account the need to restore a stable TMJ as well as a stable occlusion.