The Big Picture on Bite Misalignment

Jun 28

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Many common orthodontic issues originate from a misaligned bite.

As your trusted Tucson orthodontist, Dr. Bedoya can remedy these issues with a variety of her customized orthodontic treatment options such as braces and Invisalign.

If you live in the Tucson area and suffer from a misaligned bite, we highly recommend you make an appointment with our orthodontist. Treating a misalignment not only improves your smile aesthetically, it can also greatly impact your oral and dental health.

Main Issues with Misalignment

A misaligned bite doesn’t just impact the look of your smile; it affects other aspects of your health, causing problems such as:

  • Difficulty Speaking
    A misaligned bite can cause lisps and speech impediments, which can negatively impact self-esteem and social acceptance.
  • Chewing Abnormally
    Bite misalignments make it difficult to chew normally. As a result, you inflict strain on your teeth and jaw, which puts them at risk for damage.
  • Pain in the Jaw
    Misalignment can lead to jaw pain that is so severe it affects your entire face and body. The intensity of this pain can progress into headaches, earaches, and dizziness.
  • Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
    Because a misaligned bite can make it more difficult to keep your teeth clean when brushing and flossing, you are at greater risk for developing tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis.

  • Dr. Bedoya to the Rescue
    A misaligned bite can cause many problems. As such, it is important to correct the issue sooner rather than later. To schedule an appointment with your trusted local orthodontist, contact us at our Tucson office today. Dr. Bedoya and her entire team look forward to helping you improve your dental and oral health!

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