Occlusion is the alignment of your teeth, and when there is not proper alignment it is called malocclusion. When the alignment of your jaw is off, it can cause your teeth to hit on the wrong spot when you close your mouth or when you are consuming food. While your malocclusion may be minor and not impact you most of the time, any alignment problems can lead eventually to pain and problems with broken, cracked teeth and jaw or face pain. Constant pressure in the wrong spot can lead to a variety of problems including a need for major dental repairs.
You will want to catch this issue before it causes other problems to your teeth. A simple check with Dr. Judy Strutz and her team can help determine how much of a problem your malocclusion is and how she can help to provide you with a pain free smile.
There are a variety of causes of malocclusion, it may include childhood habits, extra teeth, dental fillings that are not proper fitting, jaw fractures or even tumors of the mouth.
For more information on malocclusion and how you can benefit from proper alignment, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.