How to Know If Your Bite Is Misaligned

If you feel like your teeth do not fit together or if you have difficulties speaking or even experience grinding at night, you might have a misaligned bite. A misaligned bite is a condition that could cause discomfort and pain in your life. Below are a few signs to watch out for if you suspect your bite might be misaligned.

Difficulties Speaking
Misalignment might result in problems speaking, especially if the teeth obstruct the ability of your tongue to move properly. This can cause some people to have issues enunciating words when they speak.

Difficulty Chewing Or Biting
Those who experience a bad bite are often placing unneeded pressure on their teeth each time they move their teeth. The same is true for those who face advanced problems such as cross bites, overbites, underbites, and open bites since the teeth do not come together properly.

Clenching Or Grinding
An uneven bite can result in a tendency to clench or grind your teeth while you sleep. This is a result of your teeth being unable to fit together correctly. Because of the lack of alignment, your teeth grind against each other to fit together in a natural position.

Jaw Pain
An uneven bite can cause unneeded strain in your jaw muscles, which ultimately can lead to discomfort and pain. In some cases, this could even cause TMJ as a result of the jaw facing considerable pressure as a result of the misalignment. Some signs to look for include a pain or clicking when you open your mouth to eat, speak or yawn.

Contact Us Today
The easiest way to know if your bite could possibly be causing you any problems is to schedule an appointment with Fairfield County Orthodontics. Treatment for misaligned or crooked teeth is simple and often includes the use of a retainer or braces for more advanced situations. If you suspect that your bite might be misaligned and could be causing your teeth problems, contact us today at 203-292-6644.

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