Malocclusion is a poor fit between the teeth and jaw. You deserve to have a life free of pain. No matter whether you are only impacted with pain some of the time or all of the time don’t let a malocclusion impact your day. Malocclusion that is not treated can lead to more problems later on including crowding teeth, jaw pain, an overbite or under bite.
Malocclusion can be inherited and can change the shape and structure of the jaw. Some of the causes may be a cleft palate, thumb sucking when you were a child, or an injury that has left your jaw misaligned. Some symptoms of Malocclusion can include improper alignment of the teeth, alteration in your appearance of the face, discomfort when chewing or biting or breathing through the mouth instead of the nose. Depending on how bad your symptoms are will depend on the suggested treatment.
While you may think, this is a minor problem you want to wait to fix, Dr. Judy Strutz and her team recommend you take care of the problem now. When the teeth do not bite together correctly it can result in choking on food that is improperly chewed or TMJ pain that can result in face and jaw pain, that when severe may require surgery to correct, while there may be plenty of non-surgical options that may be available to you now.
For more information on Malocclusion and jaw problems, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.