When your bite is off, it impacts your smile and can cause discomfort when eating certain foods or difficulty when pronouncing some words. More serious problems can also result including causing your teeth to wear down too quickly or the development of TMJ. Harmonizing your bite involves reshaping your incising and chewing surfaces to balance your occlusion (or bite) with the position of your jaw joints. Orthodontics such as Invisalign and surgical procedures are also sometimes used to correct misalignments.
The right method for to correct a bite varies by individual. To determine which procedure is best suited for your situation, Oso Marguerite Dental will evaluate your bite, determine where your teeth are hitting and exactly how hard the impact is. We will also review radiographs and discuss your exact concerns while also answering any questions you may have. Then, we will develop a treatment plan and explain your options thoroughly, helping you to feel comfortable and confident through each visit. Call us to schedule your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will this problem simply fix it self over time?
No, problems with your bite or jaw are not likely to fix themselves over time without proper treatment. In fact, studies show that most dental health problems will further deteriorate over time if not addressed.
Am I too old to correct my bite?
No patient is too old to correct their bite. In fact, even our orthodontics patients range in age from children through the senior years of life. Correcting your bite in the geriatric years not only enhances your smile but also makes it easier to chew and speak properly and without discomfort and minimizes further wear on your teeth.
Is there more than one way to fix a bite that is off?
Yes, Oso Marguerite Dental uses a variety of methods to help our patients when their bite is off. These include reshaping the teeth, dental implants, bridges or dentures, and Invisalign. The best method depends on the reason for the concern as well as the patient’s goals and condition of existing teeth. To determine which is right for you, it is necessary to schedule a consult.
Who should I contact to discuss my oral health and bite concerns?
To have your smile evaluated, simply call Oso Marguerite Dental and schedule a convenient appointment in our modern and comfortable office.