How Your Bite Affects Your Health

How Your Bite Affects Your Health
Posted on 05/26/2016

Many common orthodontic problems originate from a misaligned bite.

As your local orthodontic specialists, the skilled doctors at My Orthodontist treat these problems through a variety of orthodontic treatment options such as braces and Invisalign.

Should you suffer from a bad bite, we recommend scheduling an appointment with us as soon as possible to begin treatment to correct it. Because, while many patients think that correcting a misaligned bite is mainly about restoring the aesthetics of your smile, in reality it is just as much about improving overall oral and dental health.

The Main Issues

A misaligned bite may not only affect the look of your smile, but also the other aspects of your health, causing issues such as:

  • Difficulty Speaking
    A lisp and other speech impediments can result from a misaligned bite. Having these kinds of speech impediments can negatively affect a person's self-esteem and sociability.

  • Chewing Abnormally
    A misaligned bite makes it more difficult for you to chew properly, which in turn puts strain on your teeth and jaw and makes them more susceptible to damage.

  • Pain in the Jaw
    In addition to chewing difficulty, a misaligned bit can lead to jaw pain strong enough to be felt throughout your entire face and body. The intensity of this jaw pain can also cause dizziness, headaches, and earaches.

  • Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
    A misaligned bite can make it more challenging to keep your teeth clean when brushing and flossing. As a result, you have an increased risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis.

Orthodontists to the Rescue

Because a misaligned bite can create so many other health problems, it is important to correct the issue as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment to be evaluated by an orthodontist, contact us at one of our six offices (East Orange, Deptford, Cherry Hill, West New York, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Langhorne, PA). All of us here at My Orthodontist look forward to getting you on the path to better health through customized orthodontic treatment.

My Orthodontist

  • Lawrenceville Office - 3131 Princeton Pike, Bldg. 1A, Suite 101, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Phone: (609) 883-3636 Fax: (609) 883-3382
  • West New York Office - 431 59th St., West New York, NJ 07093 Phone: (201) 223-2700 Fax: 201-590-9560
  • Cherry Hill Office - 1940 E. Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Phone: (856) 428-1441 Fax: 856-424-1309
  • Deptford Office - 1800 Clements Bridge Rd., Deptford Township, NJ 08096 Phone: (856) 845-7846 Fax: 856-251-0649
  • East Orange Office - 185 Central Ave., Suite 305, East Orange, NJ 07018 Phone: (973) 672-4141 Fax: 973-672-1005
  • Langhorne, PA Office - 586 Middletown Blvd., Suite C-10, Langhorne, PA 19047 Phone: (215) 750-7779 Fax: 215-750-7848
  • Bayonne Office - 1222 JFK Blvd., Bayonne, NJ 07002 Phone: (201) 355-2467
  • Paterson Office - 1010 Main St. 2nd Floor, Suite 8, Paterson, NJ 07503 Phone: (862) 881-4962
  • Medford Office - 686 Stokes Rd., Medford, NJ 08055 Phone: (609) 643-0023

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