Do you suffer from chronic headaches? Have you tried medication, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not related to other common causes, such as stress-induced tension, food allergies, spine alignment, or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.
Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a fairly common condition, yet it generally goes undetected. Our team at Create A Smile, PC in Bloomington, IN may be able to help you. After all, cosmetic, general and restorative dentistry is our business.
Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears. When there is bite misalignment, the upper arch may close too far back or the lower teeth may close off-center horizontally. Malocclusion can cause headaches, tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and in extreme cases, difficulty chewing, speaking, or breathing.
Braces are an effective solution for many bite troubles. Braces not only move teeth, they can also correct the position and function of the joints, muscles, and bones in the jaw. In very rare cases of extreme malocclusion, jaw surgery may be needed.
If you haven’t been able to identify the cause of your headaches, you should talk to a dentist. We invite you to visit us at Create A Smile, PC in the Bloomington, IN area. We offer technologically-advanced cosmetic and general dentistry with a personal touch. During your exam, we will analyze your bite to see if it may be contributing to or causing your headaches. If so, we can develop a treatment plan that’ll provide you with some much-needed relief. Please call our office today for an appointment.