Why Do My Teeth Need To Be Aligned?
I’m assuming the primary reason people get braces is to enhance the appearance of their smile. Not true! The occlusion of your teeth, also known as dental alignment, is an essential component in determining the overall health and functionality of your mouth. Malocclusion, often known as misaligned teeth, may appear to be nothing more than a cosmetic concern; yet, it can actually cause pain in the jaw, difficulty chewing, jaw popping, and other issues. Because your mouth is such a finely tuned digestive organ, even the smallest misalignment in your teeth has the potential to create significant difficulties.
A properly aligned bite is about more than simply appearances, according to Dr. Motiwala, and he wants to make sure that everyone is aware of this. There are several solutions available to adjust your bite, ranging from comprehensive TMJ therapy to more straightforward night guards. Please don’t be hesitant to give us a call if you have any inquiries! Your dental health is very important to all of us here at Dr. Motiwala Dental Clinic & Implant Centre, and we will do all in our power to ensure that you have a mouth that is both happy and healthy.
Is My Bite Properly Aligned?
If you do not have any teeth that are visibly crooked or otherwise out of place, it may be difficult for you to tell whether or not your teeth are aligned correctly on your own. Malocclusion is a common condition that affects almost everyone to some degree; however, it is not usually a major problem that makes it difficult to chew or close your mouth. If you are experiencing discomfort in your jaw, Dr. Motiwala can determine precisely what the issue is with your bite and help you correct it. The following is a list of symptoms that may be experienced by a person whose teeth are not aligned properly:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Jaw pain
- Jaw popping or clicking
- Difficulty or discomfort biting, chewing, or closing the mouth
Why Aren’t My Teeth Straight?
Don’t beat yourself up if the alignment of your teeth isn’t quite right. Only a small percentage of people are born with perfect teeth, so the majority of people will require some kind of orthodontic treatment at some point in their lives. There are several factors that might contribute to malocclusion, but genetics is one of the most important ones. The size and placement of teeth, as well as the structure of the mouth and jaw, are hereditary characteristics that are passed down through families. As a consequence of this, it is highly probable that you will discover that you and your partner have some alignment traits in common, such as irregular spacing between teeth or overcrowding. There are a variety of changes that can occur in your mouth, in addition to your genetics, that can have an effect on the alignment of your teeth. The following are some examples:
- Losing a tooth
- Chipping a tooth
- Injuring your jaw
- Dental work, i.e. crowns, bridges, fillings
- Orthodontic appliances (braces, retainers)
Treating a Misaligned Bite or Jaw Pain
At each and every one of your appointments at the Dr. Motiwala Dental Clinic & Implant Centre, we will perform a comprehensive bite analysis in order to ensure that your upper and lower teeth are properly aligned with one another and that each row is operating as it should. As always, please do not hesitate to voice any concerns you may have regarding your bite to Dr. Motiwala. There is a wide variety of treatment options available, ranging from set appliances and veneers to modest filings of projecting spots in the teeth. No matter what your requirements for alignment are, we will work with you to develop a solution that is tailored to your specific requirements. To take the very first step toward achieving the smile of your dreams, give Dr. Motiwala Dental Clinic & Implant Centre a call as soon as possible to make an appointment.
Dr. Motiwala in International Press
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