Bite And Facial Muscle Disharmony: Say What?

You know that you should be able to close your teeth together comfortably for a smile that’s beautiful and that lets you chew and speak without any problems. This closure of your teeth (and the ways your jaws align), of course, is called your bite. While this is all well and good, when we throw a phrase at you like bite and facial muscle disharmony, you may not know what to make of it. However, it might also be the underlying problem leading to all sorts of discomfort for you on a daily basis. Learn more, so you can improve your oral health (and more!).

What’s This All About?

As previously mentioned, the way your teeth fit together refers to your bite. Your facial muscle harmony includes the muscles in your face that contribute to the movement of your jaws and smile (when they’re working up to their full potential). When you have bite problems, you end up with bite and facial muscle disharmony. This essentially means that your teeth aren’t fitting together like puzzle pieces, which lead to problem for your teeth, your jaws, and your supporting muscles. The results may show up as frustrating symptoms, such as the following:

  • Headaches
  • Pain in your face
  • Jaw soreness
  • Sore teeth
  • TMJ disorder
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Uncomfortable posture

How To Proceed

If the major details associated with bite and facial muscle disharmony sound shockingly familiar, you may have just uncovered the basis of problems you’ve been experiencing. So, what to do now? First, call our practice. We offer a comfortable treatment known as DTR (or disclusion time reduction) to improve your bite, as well as other services. In turn, you’ll achieve harmony with your bite and facial muscles, as those annoying symptoms fall away.

Treat Your Bite Problems Today

If you experience headaches, jaw pain, or other issues associated with your bite, the best time to do something about it is right now! We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.