Further to the other contributors, I would also advise not to be worried. Clicking in the jaw is very common, affecting about 1 in 5 people. IF there are no other symptoms, it should not be a concern, but if you develop other symptoms, it could be a sign it is worsening. To prevent it getting worse, you should avoid any hard or chewy foods and excessive repetitive chewing. This means no Minties for you and only a maximum of 2-3 pieces of (sugar-free) gum a day.
In terms of orthodontics, unless it was recent, it is likely unrelated. A lot of study has been done on this issue and those who have completed orthodontic treatment are actually less likely to have TMJ problems. Interestingly, in the 80s, a lady in America sued her orthodontist and won as she developed TMJ problems after her orthodontics. This put the whole field of orthodontics into question and a lot of studies were carried out to investigate any link between orthodontics and TMJ problems.
Certainly, without any trauma, my suspicion would be bruxism, even though you mentioned you don't grind your teeth. Here's the reason. Almost everyone grinds their teeth. Some people do it a lot, some only a little. The problem arises when you use too much force or do it too frequently. Then damage occurs to the teeth and can tire the muscles and damage the joint. If you develop any other symptoms, then you should certainly see your dentist. However, if your symptoms do not progress, it could be that it was just a transient episode.
Hope this helps to clarify the other practitioners comments.
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