TMJ Centre Melbourne

The Smile Designer Dental Studio is a TMJ centre in Melbourne, We are committed to providing our patients with the most effective and long term TMJ treatment solutions to their jaw pain and jaw joint disorders in Melbourne.

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What is TMJ (The temporomandibular joint )?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located just below and in front of the ear, and is formed by both the mandible and jaw bone joining up with the temporal bone of the skill. There is a TMJ joint on each side of our faces, and each of them has a cartilage disc that keeps these bones apart. The cartilage acts to prevent the bony surfaces from wearing down and damaging each other- just like a shock absorber. This jaw joint is enclosed within its own capsule.

Symptoms of TMJ

There are numerous symptoms that are caused by TMJ disorders, and they include clicking and popping sounds coming from the jaw. There could be muscle pain around these areas especially around the cheeks and temples of our faces. Severe tension headaches can form as well and can be quite debilitating.

Every individual is different, and each individual has different pain thresholds and suffers various symptoms. These include:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Back pain
  • Face pain
  • Ear pain/stuffiness
  • Neck ache
  • Fatigue
  • Shoulder pain

Best TMJ/TMD Dentist in Melbourne

If you experience any of these symptoms and feel that it may be coming from your TMJ, then please contact our TMJ dentist Melbourne at The Smile Designer. We are located just off Bell Street on the border of Thornbury and Preston in Melbourne.

What is the treatment for TMD – Temporomandibular Dysfunction/Disorder?

Our TMD/TMJ dentist take a holistic approach to create a long lasting and effective solution to your TMJ problems. We work closely with a team of experienced practitioners that can help guide you through your options and TMJ treatment solutions in Melbourne CBD area.

The first step is a comprehensive examination and diagnosis or your dental health and the structures surrounding your jaw. Our aim is to see if your symptoms are in fact entirely a jaw problem, or if there are any other underlying dental related problems that could contribute to your pain.

By taking appropriate records, we can review your bite, your teeth, and the position in which they all come together within your jaw, as we try and understand the forces and stresses that are being placed on the TMJ and the muscles surrounding it. Our aim is to also understand if there is any underlying breathing or airway issues.

The Smile Designer Dental Studio team understands how important the teeth and jaws are in the function of your daily routine. We perform Full Mouth Rehabilitations, Orthodontic Treatment and perform Digital Smile Designs to re-create smiles, and thus have an understanding of how all the structures of the jaw create facial harmony.

Muscle Relaxants and Facial Injections

As part of your TMJ Treatment, our practice at The Smile Designer offer muscle relaxant or facial injections. Most of our headaches are normally caused by muscle contractions. By relaxing these muscles and preventing full contraction, we can minimise headache pain.

Some symptoms of overactive muscle contractions include Clenching and Grinding (Bruxism), headaches and jaw muscle pain, as well as chronic migraines. Sometimes, the ability to open our mouth is limited, which is called Trismus. All these issues can limit the function of chewing and eating as well as speaking.

At your initial consultation, we will take all the necessary records needed, and discuss the treatment options that are available to you.

If you would like more information, contact our TMD/TMJ dentist at The Smile Designer Dental Studio and schedule your appointment.

Night Splint and Mouth Guards for TMJ problems

Is grinding wearing you down? Night time grinding is a result of added stress as well as other factors that can lead to problems of the teeth and jaw.

An occlusal splint, also called a night guard, is a custom fabricated appliance that fits over your teeth. It is designed to protect our natural teeth and any artificial prosthesis in our mouths. Excessive clenching and grinding can lead to excessive wear on the teeth and the stresses on the jaw joints can lead to permanent damage.

Wearing a Night Splint can also reduce the stress placed on the jaw joints and the structures surrounding it. This includes the cartilage that is located within the joint. When this cartilage is destroyed from excessive function, the bones of the TMJ can also start getting affected and this creates pain on function.

Sometimes, clenching and grinding issues are related to breathing and airway disorders. More information can be found on our Snoring page.

Our Team at The Smile Designer Dental Studio will walk you through your different options and guide you through the process to reduce the debilitating experiences of TMJ Disorders.

Meet the Team

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Dr Dev Boparoy

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Dr Madeleine Duff

Why Choose The Smile Designer

We have helped numerous people in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs with our high-quality care and superior service to achieve optimal results. Our dentists take great pride in not only restoring your smile and keeping it healthy, but also educating our patients about their oral health. It is important to us that we create the best foundation in ensuring our patients have full clarity and transparency in understanding their treatment plans.We have invested in state of the art technology to provide you with quality and peace of mind. Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Ultimately who doesn’t want a smile that shines with confidence? Being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, we combine advanced technology, an artistic eye with extensive experience alongside ethical practice to ensure you are in the most capable and experienced hands. When you choose the Smile Designer, our dental clinic offers renowned dentistry because of the following:



At our dental studio, we are dedicated to providing a superior experience to every patient. We value our patients as if they were part of our own community, and we believe this is evident in the authentic feedback we receive.

Fiona Persi B.Fiona Persi B. ★★★★★ I was highly recommended to visit the Smile Designer clinic and I must say that my experience with the Smile Designer clinic has been exceptionally brilliant. From the very first moment I walked in I was greeted by the wonderful receptionist at the front who was super friendly & attentive. I had a hygiene clean and check up with Dentist Nathan who made me feel very comfortable and explained the process of the treatment in such great detail. I was overall very pleased with the hygiene clean followed by the time Nathan took to sit me down and look over my before and after photos and focus on the treatment plan I have ahead. My next treatment I will be seeing Dev who is also a fabulous dentist to deal with, Dev always puts me at ease and gets the job done so professionally. He has actually cured my anxiety with dentists. Lastly I must add the aesthetics of this clinic are stunning, the cleanliness is terrific and I am glad that I can recommended my family and friends to a terrific team of dentists at the smile designer.Rebekah R.Rebekah R. ★★★★★ I had a great first consultation and clean at the smile designer. My dentist Maddie made me feel so comfortable, explaining everything and showing me photos of my teeth. All the staff were so friendly and the practice is beautifully designed to help you feel at ease. I would highly recommended this practice.S FS F ★★★★★ As someone whos dental anxiety has only gotten worse the longer I've avoided an appointment, I am so relieved to have found Dr. Madeline Duff and the TSD team!From the moment I plucked up the courage to call and book in, the whole team provided great communicaiton and radiated kindness and reassurance.Throughout my appointment, I always knew what was going on. I felt supported, at-ease, and in gentle but capable hands. My teeth feel the best that they ever have, and I am confident in my next steps to keep them healthy.I felt incredibly comfortable Dr. Madeline's chair, and (for the first time ever) am looking forward to my next dental appointment :)Thanks again for helping me get over my biggest fear, I could not reccomend the TSG team more for others facing the same!claire D.claire D. ★★★★★ I have always been very apprehensive to go to the dentist. So much so that it had been years since I had my teeth checked! But everyone was extremely warm and understanding, and I felt at ease from the moment I made my initial appointment over the phone. Kara was extremely friendly at the front desk, and Dr Huang was very patient with me. I am definitely going back for my follow-up appointments. Thank you again!Lila S.Lila S. ★★★★★ Can’t speak highly enough of Dr Madeline Duff and the whole team. Felt comfortable from the moment I stepped into their lovely surgery. Madeline was extremely professional and reassuring and made the whole experience very easy. Highly recommend.Kate O.Kate O. ★★★★★ Quite honestly the loveliest dentists experience I've ever had!I had a fixed wire that broke and they got me in the very next day to pop it back in, no questions asked. The staff were all so lovely and made me feel like I'd been going there for years - honestly can't fault it. Staff were beyond lovely, such a quick and painless procedure, and facilities were super swish.Please consider going here if you need anything done - you won't regret it!Oscar S.Oscar S. ★★★★★ I had my first appointment at The Smile Designer yesterday after not seeing a dentist in a couple of years. Garath, Kara, and the rest of the team were friendly, professional, and left me feeling confident with their assessment.rosa C.rosa C. ★★★★★ A massive thank you to the team at The Smile Designer especially Dr Madeline Duff who is an amazing dentist that took the time to explain and plan my dental transformation.Her work is impressive and she provides the best care possible.I’m very grateful for her dedication.Thank you to Maggie and Kara who are always very welcoming and friendly.Thank you so much —The Smile Designer.Maddzoggy TMaddzoggy T ★★★★★ This is by far the most incredible dentist I’ve ever stepped foot in. From the moment you walk in the receptionist are absolutely delightful and extremely helpful. Dr Gareth is hands down the most thorough dentist I’ve been seen in my life. 10/10 from entry to exit! Such a wonderful experience!suzie C.suzie C. ★★★★★ My son underwent a remarkable dental transformation at the hands of the talented The Smile Designer team. Thanks to the incredible work done by Madeleine, he now exudes confidence and has a radiant smile. Witnessing such a positive change in my son, I was inspired to book an appointment with Madeleine for myself. To my delight, her work was equally impressive.The entire team at The Smile Designer clinic is not only skilled but also exceptionally pleasant, which creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. As someone who used to find dental visits intimidating, I can honestly say that I have never felt more comfortable during a dental appointment. Now, I eagerly look forward to my next visit, knowing that I am in the hands of professionals who truly care about their patients' well-being.I highly recommend The Smile Designer to anyone seeking top-notch dental care and a positive experience. Their dedication and expertise have left a lasting impression on both my son and myself.Thank you 🙏🏻 THE SMILE DESIGNERMark K.Mark K. ★★★★★ As a new customer and someone who hasn't seen a dentist for years(!) I was a bit apprehensive.. but I shouldn't have been. I was really impressed. Dr Maddie is so knowledgeable, explains things clearly and has excellent attention to detail (like when it came to cleaning my teeth). Pricing is fair and really transparent and the service from when you walk in the door is so personable. I've booked my next appointment so I don't leave it so long again. My future me thanks you!Annie TAnnie T ★★★★★ Can't rave enough about Dr Maddy and the always friendly team at Smile Designer. The communication is great - they keep me informed and are never annoyed when I ask lots of questions. The space is clean, comfortable and stylish. Best dentist in the area.js_loader
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Our Preston dental clinic remains open 5 days a week. We offer morning and evening appointments to cater to your busy lifestyle. We invite and welcome all new patients as well existing patients to our state-of-the-art clinic to experience a smile journey like no other.
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