The Big Picture of Bite Misalignment
Posted on 05/16/2016

The Big Picture of Bite Misalignment

biteMany common orthodontic issues originate from a misaligned bite.

As your trusted Scarborough orthodontist, Dr. Stanley Markin can treat these problems through a variety of orthodontic treatment options such as braces and Invisalign. 

If you live in the Greater Toronto Area and suffer from a misaligned bite, we highly recommend making an appointment with our office. Treating a misalignment not only improves your smile aesthetically, it can have a great impact on your oral and dental health. 

Misalignment Main Issues 

A misaligned bite does not just impact the look of your smile; it also affects other aspects of your health, causing issues such as: 

●      Difficulty Speaking

A misaligned bite can cause you to develop a lisp or speech impediment, which can negatively impact your self-esteem and social acceptance.

●      Chewing Abnormally

Bite misalignments make it difficult for you to chew correctly. As a result, you put 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 strong enough to affect your entire face and body. The intensity of this jaw pain can also 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 an increased risk for tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis.

Dr. Markin to the Rescue 

A misaligned bite can create many problems; therefore, it is important to correct the issue sooner rather than later. To schedule an appointment to be evaluated by your orthodontist, contact us at our Scarborough location today. Dr. Markin and the entire team at Braceland Orthodontists look forward to helping you improve your dental and oral health.