There are many reason why one might have a misaligned bite or malocclusion, some people do not have enough room in their mouths for teeth, others have their teeth grow in crooked, some have malformed jaws, others inherit it. The teeth of the upper jaw should be slightly overlapped with those of your lower jaw in order for your molars to fit properly together for your bite. this protects seeks from being bitten, keeps the tongue in place. A misaligned bite can also be caused by gingivitis an improperly placed dental implant. A misaligned bite may cause improper chewing and strain the jaw muscles. While a misaligned bite can be corrected by an orthodontist, many times the jaw pain remains.
Some Causes of a Misaligned Bite
- Prolonged use of bottle feeding or pacifier
- Thumb sucking
- Abnormally shaped teeth
- Injury to the jaw
- Tumor in mouth or jaw
Misaligned Bite Treatment
In order to relieve juvenile arthritis symptoms, we address the problem holistically and naturally, without medication.
We use the following approaches to relieve symptoms of a misaligned bite:
- ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can cause jaw pain.
- Special exercise program to decrease inflammation
- Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.
Call us today to start the journey of pain relief!