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Malocclusion: Teeth Condition That May Cause Headache

Misaligned teethHeadaches can be painful, and frequently come from unpleasant circumstances. Certain factors can include fatigue, some underlying medical problems, and other narcotics. However, a well recognized cause of headaches is Malocclusion which is the name given to the misalignment of the teeth. Braces, or other orthodontic treatments, can help relieve the symptoms of headaches caused by Malocclusion.

What Is Malocclusion?

Malocclusion is the wrong arrangement of the teeth when closing the jaws. It influences not just the teeth structure but also the jaw shape and facial expression. Few malocclusion symptoms are genetic, but other cases are acquired from a poor habit, or by early teeth loss.

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Malocclusions and Orthodontics

Whitened Aligned TeethWhenever you smile, you want to be able to feel confident about yourself. In many cases however, people are not born with perfectly aligned teeth. It is quite common to have teeth that are not spaced correctly, or even to have a malocclusion. The term refers to the misalignment of the upper and lower jaw while biting or chewing. It has been found that most cases of malocclusion are hereditary but there are some cases that result from thumb sucking, extra teeth, impacted or lost teeth, and even dental procedures such as crowns or fillings. Continue reading