How does jaw misalignment happen?
Jaw misalignment occurs when the upper and lower jaw don’t line up the way they should when you bite down. The problem can occur for many reasons. Sometimes it happens during development, as your mouth and body grow. It may be an entirely natural occurrence due to tooth placement. Sometimes a congenital disability causes jaw misalignment that isn’t fixed because there’s no aesthetic manifestation of the problem.
Jaw misalignment can also take place over time. It may develop as a side effect of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), which can be painful. A jaw misalignment might also result from trauma, such as a hard hit to the head while playing sports.
What are jaw misalignment symptoms?
Jaw misalignment can manifest in several symptoms, not all of them in your jaw. Some of the most common symptoms include headaches and pain in your back or shoulders from holding your jaw tightly or moving it uncomfortably. You may also experience:
We use clear teeth aligners to shift the teeth into place gradually. They slide right over your teeth and aren’t visible when you smile.
Sometimes we can perform procedures that address a problem without braces.
Clear ceramic braces
Another treatment option that’s invisible to others, ceramic braces provide fast treatment that can assist with jaw misalignment.
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You don’t have to continue suffering from pain related to jaw misalignment. Getting treatment will improve your quality of life and ease the discomfort you experience daily.
Contact us to set up an appointment by getting in touch online or calling us at 865-984-7311. We look forward to seeing you in our Maryville, TN, orthodontic office!