I was diagnosed with TMJ several years ago. The best thing to help is a splint worn at night (which would be tough with braces) and I massage my jaw, temples etc. Its painful, but I have not personally experienced the mouth tingling that you refer to. I am with Kitt- I think you should confer with your orthodontist, and at the same time maybe see a therapist about your anxiety?
All the best
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