Having an uneven bite or crooked teeth can negatively affect the way an individual’s smile looks and functions. Teeth and jaw alignment adjustments aim to correct the function and aesthetic appearance of the teeth and smile.
Malocclusion can cause other oral health issues as well, depending on the type and severity of the poor alignment. If an individual suffers from overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, or crowded teeth, it’s important to have the condition evaluated by a dental professional.
The Impact of Malocclusion
Having an uneven bite can also put strain on the jaw joints, which contributes to temporomandibular joint disorders, a health issue that can introduce a whole new line of health issues with it. Many individuals who suffer from TMJ disorders experience chronic headaches, pain in the jaw joint, popping or locking of the jaw, teeth grinding, and airway issues.
In addition, misaligned jaws can result in an obstructed airway and problems with breathing. These problems can development into conditions like brain fog and sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition which can interfere with a good night’s rest and lead to difficulties living a healthy, productive life We have treatments in our office that can help with sleep apnea and breathing disorders.
Treatment for Malocclusion
Depending on the type and severity of an individual’s malocclusion, one of several treatments may be applicable.
- Braces, which will correct the position of the teeth
- Oral devices, like retainers, to correct the alignment of the jaw
- Expansion of dental arches to correct crowding
- Reshaping or capping to correct more mild cases of crooked teeth
And in some severe cases
- Surgery to reshape very misaligned or misshapen jaws
If you find that your teeth or bite is uneven, we welcome you to call us at 303-423-0930 and schedule an appointment online at Signature Dentistry of Arvada. Our dental professionals provide cosmetic, restorative, preventative, and airway-related services to residents of Arvada, CO, and the surrounding areas, including the nearby communities of Wheat Ridge, Golden, Broomfield, Lakewood, and Westminster.
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