On Monday of this week, I called the orthodontist to let him know of my big discovery and to let him know that I am back to wearing the bite plate. He said that is fine if it makes me feel better. Then I mentioned that I have an appointment with a TMJ specialist the next day. He again got angry and said "There is no such thing as a TMJ specialist." I told him that I need to get this problem solved and that the specialist will take a tomogram. Not he is feeling threatened and says, "I am going to send you an order for an MRI. Get it signed by a doctor and go get it."
Only when I tell him I am going to seek help elsewhere does he decide to dig further and find the problem. To late Mr. Orthodontist. I am going to someone with a deep knowledge of TMJ disorders and who wants to do something besides make teeth straight.