What is the TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint, is the one that joins the jaw to the skull.


This joint allows us to eat, speak, bite, in short it allows jaw movements. The two right and left joints must work in unison, a fact that adds complexity to their pathology and treatments.

Which situations are harmful for the TMJ?

  • Bruxism, clenching and / or grinding of the teeth. Always of nervous origin due to stress. We treat the consequences of bruxism on the teeth and on the joint.


  • Joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout.


  • Frequently repeated eccentric and abusive movements of the jaw, such as forcing the mouth open and the lower jaw protrusion (nail biting)


  • Falls and facial trauma.

Treatments for TMJ disorders

  • Cranial physical therapy and exercises are the most conservative treatment along with personalized stabilization splints.

    Roser Vidal is our cranial physiotherapist, she has an experience of more than 15 years. Many of our patients have found the relief and solution to their TMJ and cervical problems in their hands and in their postural and good habits indications.


  • Arthrocentesis and arthroscopy: these are minimally invasive surgeries aimed at examining the joint, removing microscopic particles, inflammatory tissue, and repairing deteriorated structures.

What symptoms are suffered with TMJ disorders?

Opening Limitation

Pain during function

"Cliks"when moving the lower jaw

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Why have an operation at Birbe Clinic?

We are specialists in designing faces and smiles.


At Birbe Clinic we have a great team, mentored by Dr. Joan Birbe, with more than 20 years of experience treating patients; always up to date with news and selecting the innovations that really bring improvements to our treatments. As in the case of virtual simulations of facial surgeries, intraoral scanners, customization of facial prostheses, the use of the microscope, etc.


Our priority is to achieve excellence in treatment. All this with a personalized, honest and trustworthy treatment. In addition, our facilities offer maximum hygiene, sterilization and comfort.


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We help you carry out the intervention you need

After a rigorous evaluation we will offer you a personalized and closed estimate with all the necessary forms of payment and financing, so that you can carry it out.

Contact Us

Contact us during our business hours of:

  • Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8.00h to 16.00h.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.00h to 18.00h.
  • Phone Number: +34 93 212 47 37.


Outside of our business hours you can send us a WhatsApp or a form and we will answer you as soon as possible. Being located in Barcelona, ​​we receive patients from all over the national and international territory.


During your first consultation we will provide you with:


Personal diagnosis by oral and facial examination.

✔ Closed estimate with different financing possibilities.

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