Teeth alignment surgery is a dental treatment that is used to remedy unbalanced dental occlusion. Occlusion simply refers to the way teeth meet when you bite down. Generally, they should all come into contact with each other simultaneously and with minimal force. Many people have unbalanced occlusions due to how their teeth grew, any trauma to the teeth, or mouths that caused teeth to shift.
Effects of an Imbalanced Bite
It’s very important to treat a poor or imbalanced bite, as it can cause several domino effects that have a significant impact on your dental health, such as:
- Damaged or fractured restorations. Crowns, bridges, and fillings can encounter more stress, leading to increased chances of decay and splintering of the roots of your teeth. Excess force on dental implants can also lead to them failing early.
- Loosening and flattened teeth. Your teeth may loosen and lead to receding gums, or the grinding from the incongruent meeting could lead to flattening or accelerated wearing.
- Night-time grinding and headaches. Imbalanced bites can also cause your jaw to clench and grind unconsciously while you sleep, causing jaw pain and ongoing headaches that will affect your overall health.
When you come to Primecare Dental for a consultation, we help you to decide whether an occlusal exam with a T-scan is right for you. An occlusal exam is a comprehensive test of all of the aspects that misalignment can have an impact on, while a T-scan is an innovative software technology that measures the level of force and timing of when your bite comes together as part of overall dental evaluations.
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