You’re probably wondering what that is. Is it possible to adjust a bite? Why might you need to adjust your bite?
When it comes to adjusting teeth, more than braces might be necessary. The best way to find out for sure what your bite needs is to have it evaluated by a dental professional.
Adjustment vs. Orthodontic Treatment
Braces and other special retainers can help to encourage teeth into proper position when they are twisted out of alignment. Sometimes, it’s the height of the teeth that poses the problem. If your teeth don’t close together evenly when you bite, then this can be corrected using:
Adjusting Your Bite Can Save Your Teeth
When your bite is off, one side of your mouth closes together sooner or tighter than the other side. Those teeth will experience the brunt of the wear. This makes those teeth more prone to fracture and sensitivity.
Adjusting Your Bite Can Spare You the Headache
An uneven bite will cause your TMJ to work unevenly, as well. One side might become more strained than the other. This can lead to some painful headaches and even irreparable joint damage.
The Treatment You Need!
Your dentist or orthodontist will carefully assess your needs and explain your best options. Adjusting your bite and/or tooth alignment could give you a completely new smile. Treatment could also change your dental health for the better.
To discover what adjustments can benefit your smile, give your local dental office a call and schedule a visit.
Posted on behalf of:
Ambler Dental Care
602 S Bethlehem Pike C-2
Ambler, PA 19002
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