Malocclusion And Your Bite Function

It is exciting to know that through orthodontic treatment, you can take on embarrassing problems with your smile. Through corrective work, we can close gaps, straighten out teeth that overlap awkwardly, and generally improve your facial symmetry. What you should know is that correcting malocclusion can also lead to welcome oral health changes, including changes to your bite function. If you currently struggle with an uneven bite, you can face a higher risk for TMJ problems, and you may overwork certain teeth without realizing it. Our Fort Worth, TX orthodontic treatment office can help you move past this problem by providing different options for your aligners.

Why You Should Pay Attention To Problems With Your Bite Function

If you have problems with your bite function that you do not address, you can experience worsening issues with jaw pain and stiffness. Over time, this can make movement painful, it can cause you to experience problems with headaches as well as neck and facial pain, and it raises your vulnerability to nightly teeth grinding. Waiting to address these issues, which are symptoms of TMJ disorder, can lead to worsening discomfort over time.

Reviewing Your Orthodontic Treatment Options

There are several options available to you that can improve your appearance and oral health through orthodontic treatment. You have the option of using traditional metal braces, but for many people, clear aligners like Invisalign can prove effective. We also offer brackets made to match the color of your enamel, which can make traditional orthodontic treatment more smile-friendly.

We Provide TMJ Therapy For Those Affected By Persistent Jaw Discomfort

For someone who struggles with TMJ disorder, orthodontic treatment can be beneficial. In addition to providing this, we can offer further assistance through therapeutic efforts to directly address your jaw pain and limited movement. We can use digital measurements of your oral structures to design a custom oral splint, an appliance that can help you enjoy relief from your ongoing struggles with TMJ issues. When worn, it will lead to corrections that reduce pain and improve your ability to bite and chew without experiencing discomfort. Both these appliances and Invisalign aligners are created with measurements taken from our iTero digital scanner, which helps us capture remarkably detailed scans.

Your Fort Worth, TX Orthodontist Can Help You Improve Your Bite Function

Problems with an uneven bite can have several consequences, including issues with TMJ disorder. At Lake Country Orthodontics, you can learn about different treatment options that can help you resolve problems with malocclusion that affect your appearance and dental health. We can also work with you if active TMJ problems cause you discomfort. To find out more, contact your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist, Dr. Cabal, by calling (817) 236-7846.