Bite Misalignment: The Big Picture

Bite Misalignment: The Big Picture
Posted on 08/03/2016

biteMany common orthodontic issues originate from a misaligned bite.

As your trusted Chicago and Vernon Hills orthodontists, the doctors at Jacobson & Tsou Orthodontics can treat these problems through a variety of orthodontic treatment options such as braces and Invisalign.

If you live in Chicago, Vernon Hills, or other surrounding communities like Skokie, 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.

Main Issues of Misalignment

A misaligned bite doesn’t solely impact the look of your smile; it also affects other aspects of your health, causing issues such as:

●      Trouble Speaking

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

●      Abnormal Chewing

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. 

●      Jaw Pain

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 cause you to develop 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.

Jacobson & Tsou Orthodontics 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 Chicago or Vernon Hills office today. The entire team at Jacobson & Tsou Orthodontics looks forward to helping you improve your dental and oral health!