Recognizing Signs Of An Uneven Bite

If there are problems with your jaw movement, you can experience different oral health concerns, including problems with TMJ disorder. While you may not be aware that you rely on an awkward or uneven movement, you can recognize the signs of poor bite equilibration, and you can discuss them at our Katy, TX dentist’s office to learn how we can help. In addition to providing a detailed evaluation to check your bite equilibrium, we can recommend different treatment options based on your needs. With the right improvements, you can reduce tension on your joints and muscles, and you can avoid overworking certain teeth, which can make them more vulnerable to wear and tear.

The Importance Of Proper Jaw Movement

Proper bite equilibrium can be more important to your overall oral health than you may realize. Without the right movement, you can put mounting stress on your joints and muscles, which can lead to TMJ problems that cause discomfort, stiffness, and sensitivity. You can also force certain teeth to do more work than you realize, which means they can wear down in less time. There are several reasons why someone might have an uneven bite. It can stem from an issue with tooth pain or sensitivity, problems with unevenly spaced teeth, or issues with awkward movements that are being overlooked.

Evaluating Your Bite Function

You may feel that you have no issues with the way you move your jaw. However, you can learn that you experience symptoms of poor alignment and movement. With our pressure mapping technology, we can identify what your imbalances are, which helps us determine what changes are appropriate. Through bite equilibration, we can make corrections that help you ease tension with better movements.

Finding The Right Solution To Your Troubled Jaw Movement

In addition to offering corrective work to change your jaw movement, we can discuss different dental services capable of improving your function. We can perform restorative dental work to restore any teeth that are not capable of absorbing pressure. We can also discuss the benefits of straightening your uneven smile. With Invisalign aligners, we can take care of gaps or overlaps that make it difficult for you to maintain equilibrium. Invisalign makes this process easier to begin, as you will not have to worry about wearing fixed or conspicuous appliances.

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Correcting Your Uneven Bite

Proper bite movement helps you avoid jaw stress, and it helps you evenly distribute the work of breaking down food. At our practice, we have the technology needed to evaluate your jaw movements so that we can find any imbalances that should be corrected. If necessary, we can offer additional dental services that help with this. To find out more about how we can take care of you, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.