Do you suffer jaw misalignment? You might be feeling uncomfortable and insecure. We can help remedy this issue for you. Our WNY orthodontists help you get the smile you want. There are a few options for treating a misaligned jaw. Give this a read, and then call to set up a free consultation to see how we can help you. Here is what you need to know.
What is a Jaw Misalignment?
When your upper and lower teeth do not meet properly when you bite down, you might be suffering a misaligned jaw. It is also called malocclusion. It can be very painful, look unattractive, make eating and speaking difficult, give you TMJ, and other problems.
There may be two reasons why you have misalignments. One is your teeth, the other an actual problem with your jaw. When your jaw has a misalignment, it will look like your top and bottom teeth do not align. You might have a noticeable under or overbite.
The reason why you might have a jaw misalignment could be from an injury to the area, problems from early development, or a genetic predisposition to this.
Treatment is possible. There are options depending on what your condition looks like as well as what you want the end results to look like. Some involve surgery, others do not.
Solving a Misalignment with Orthodontics
You have several options for fixing your jaw misalignment with orthodontics. You could be recommended braces, headgear, or a jaw extender. This will all depend on your condition and how much shifting needs to happen to correct the issues.
You can determine what type of orthodontic treatment is right for you with our professional help during a free consultation.
How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix a Misalignment Issue
If you have a mild issue with misalignment, cosmetic dentistry could be an option for you. It won’t be able to fix the actual issue with your jaw misalignment, but it can help you become more confident in the way your smile looks. If your chief complaint with your misalignment is aesthetic, then a cosmetic fix could be right for you.
Treating the Problem with Jaw Surgery
Our WNY Orthodontists treat jaw misalignment with surgery when the situation warrants it. The procedure is done to reposition either your upper or lower jaw to correct the misalignment. Sometimes using braces along with this procedure will be necessary.
You should not worry too much about recovering from this surgery. The benefits of having it done are worth the short recovery period.
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