You’re probably familiar with the concept of orthodontic treatment for improving your smile, but you may not naturally connect crooked teeth with chronic head and facial pain. The truth is that many chronic headaches, earaches, and jaw aches can originate with a problem in your jaw’s joints, a typical result of malocclusion (crooked teeth). As an experienced Lake Worth orthodontist, Dr. Cabal has the expertise necessary to put your smile back on track and help ease your chronic jaw pain associated with less-than-straight teeth.
An In-Depth Solution to Jaw Pain
To move in the many directions that it can without overstressing the components of your mouth, your jaw must be precisely aligned, as must your teeth. When your bite is thrown off balance by misaligned teeth, your jaw has to work harder to disperse the pressure of your bite, and the excessive stress can damage the nerves surrounding your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) that connect your lower jaw to your skull. The resulting pain can manifest itself beyond your jaw to include headaches/migraines, earaches, mouth pain, and soreness in your neck, shoulders, and back.
Through orthodontic treatment, Dr. Cabal can help restore the proper function and alignment of your bite by repositioning your teeth and jaws into their proper places. Correcting your bite’s alignment might not only help relieve jaw pain; it can also restore your ability to comfortably bite, chew, and speak.
Treat TMJ Disorder with Your Lake Worth Orthodontist
When discomfort continues for an extended period of time without successful treatment, you may naturally want to accept and deal with the inconvenience and try to continue on with your daily life. If you’ve suffered chronic craniofacial pain and do not know why, you may suffer from TMJ disorder. To learn more, or to speak with Dr. Cabal about your options for treating malocclusion and jaw pain, call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846 to schedule a consultation with your Lake Worth orthodontist. Located in the 76135 area, we proudly serve families from Lake Worth, Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, Lake Worth, and all surrounding communities.