At The Reno Dentist, serving Carson City, Sparks and Spanish Springs, we want to discuss malocclusion, or bad bite. Having a misaligned bite can lead to headaches and jaw pain. We have treated many patients with bad bites – and relieved their pain and solved their bite problems.
Malocclusion is the dental term for a problem in the way your top and bottom teeth come together. The ideal bite is when the upper teeth are slightly forward of the lower teeth. You have probably heard of “overbites” and “underbites” but the two arches can be misaligned in many other ways as well. Crowded teeth can also cause a bad bite, as well as the opposite situation – teeth that are too far apart.
If the misalignment is very slight, there are often no related problems. However, if the malocclusion is moderate to severe, the patient is at risk for many other health issues such as difficulty chewing and speaking, headaches, hearing problems, increased decay, jaw pain, and gum disease.
The domino effect of these problems can get pretty serious. However, we have solutions for this at The Reno Dentist. If you’ve got an overbite or underbite, orthodontics could be your solution. We won’t know the solution until we examine you and determine the best treatment method.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact us at The Reno Dentist immediately to set up a consultation. We’ll help you understand the causes and review the best possible treatment options for your specific needs. In addition to orthodontics, we offer general and family dentistry and serve the Reno, Sparks and Carson City areas. Let us help you today!
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