Having misaligned teeth does not only take away from the aesthetics of your smile, but it can also lead to health problems, so it is something that should seriously be addressed. There are several ways that your teeth can be misaligned, such as having an overbite, an underbite, missing teeth, having teeth that are broken, crowding of teeth, or spaces between your teeth. If you have any of these issues, it is important to understand how it can affect the rest of your body. If your teeth are misaligned, it also means that your jaw will be misaligned. This means that the muscles of your jaw will be worked harder than if your teeth and jaw were aligned properly, putting stress on your bite. This can lead to issues with the related joint – the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which often result in jaw pain and discomfort. Similarly, the misalignment can lead to a clenching of the jaw and teeth grinding at night, along with headaches, pain in the facial area, and pain in the neck. If you are noticing these kinds of symptoms, and you have misaligned teeth, you should look into the options that Dr. Gehani has available in terms of orthodontic services. Our Corona Queens orthodontist can discuss how devices like braces or retainers can be effective for you based on your individual needs.
If you are interested in learning more about your dental health and the related services provided by our Corona Queens orthodontist, we invite you to visit our practice’s website. There you will find additional information about these topics and more. IF you have any questions or concerns that you feel we can help you with do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours, or send us a message anytime using the contact form designated on our website. Dr. Gehani and staff look forward to working with you in the future.