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Your bite, or occlusion, refers to how your teeth, and your jaws, fit together when you bite down. If your bite is aligned properly, your mouth can function normally, and you probably do not spend that much time thinking about it or the actions it performs. However, if your bite is off, it can lead to serious complications, including pain and trouble performing basic functions. Optimum Oral Surgery Group can help to correct your bite with a bite adjustment.
What is a Bad Bite?
A healthy, natural bite lines up properly and distributes pressure evenly amongst all of your teeth and throughout your jaws. Your teeth are made to line up in a very specific way. A bad bite also called a malocclusion, is when your teeth or jaws do not line up correctly when you bite down. With a bad bite, your oral health, your smile, and your overall quality of life are all significantly impacted.
What Causes a Bad Bite?
There are several different issues that can contribute to a bad bite. These include:
Complications Caused by a Bad Bite
A bad bite can cause several significant complications. These complications include
A bite adjustment is a very effective treatment that is performed to provide you with a healthier, natural bite. It also aids in evenly distributing your bite pressures amongst your teeth. There are a few different procedures that may be performed. Based on a thorough dental examination, we can help determine the best course of action to provide you with the best possible results. A bite adjustment may include procedures such as:
Treating your bad bite can help to alleviate pain and allows your mouth to function normally once more. Call Optimum Oral Surgery Group today at (856) 437-4432 to learn more and schedule your appointment.