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Anti-Aging Benefits of Bite Correction
A good bite is characterized by the upper teeth overlapping the lower teeth just a little. As for an improper bite, also known as malocclusion, it is a misalignment of the teeth as the jaws close. Dr. Moradi can identify malocclusion during a dental exam and create a custom treatment plan to fix a bite issue. Bite correction does not need to involve surgery.
Are there Non-Surgical Options for Bite Correction?
Many non-surgical methods are available for bite correction, including the use of night guards, if you grind your teeth subconsciously during sleep. This dental guard can help protect teeth from cracking, breaking, and wearing down over time due to the intense vertical forces produced by teeth grinding.
Orthodontics are by far the most common solution for bite correction. Other popular oral appliances include braces and retainers. These oral devices all utilize the same strategy, which is to move your teeth into the ideal bite position slowly.
How does TMJ Positioning Affect the Bite?
In determining the best treatment plan for you, Dr. Moradi will examine not only your mouth but your entire face to determine if an issue with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) may be the source of your discomfort. The TMJ is the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull’s temporal muscles.
Looking for TMJ problems is important when assessing bite correction or doing other dental work as TMJ positioning is key to the perfect bite. As for why achieving the proper bite is so important, it concerns oral health.
Bite Correction to Maximize Your Health
Bite correction has an essential role in attaining excellent health, yet few people consider fixing it until other dental work is necessary. When the fit of the lower and upper teeth is abnormal, the result can be neuromuscular stress in the head and neck areas, which is painful and uncomfortable.
As for patients with TMJ disorder, they face frequent headaches, as well as pain in the head, neck, and back. The agonizing pain interferes with daily life and is a source of regular discomfort.
How does Anti-Aging Dentistry & Bite Correction relate to each other?
The final part of bite correction to address is anti-aging dentistry. Without any surgery, anti-aging dentistry can improve the patient’s health as well as help the individual feel physically younger.
Benefits of anti-aging dentistry include healthier bites, reduction of TMJ stress, and less stress on the head, neck, and back. Bite correction with this method can also reverse a premature aging of your face, improve facial and lip support, and enhance the profile of the face, including the chin.
Anti-aging dentistry reverses the process of bite deepening that occurs during aging and worsens malocclusion. Deep bites not only alter facial structure but also hinder clarity of speech and can negatively impact the smile. Facial shape becomes distorted too, appearing shorter and round than previously, with the chin looking too small for the face. These physical changes, along with malocclusion, result in part from poor teeth alignment.
When to Correct a Deep Bite?
Begin treatment as soon as possible to fix issues before they worsen. Given that malocclusion and TMJ pain can reduce your quality of life by inflicting pain and discomfort, as well as compromising self-esteem, starting a treatment plan today is in your best interests. Taking action now, including enjoying the benefits of anti-aging dentistry, provides an amazing opportunity to enjoy a joyful, healthy life.