Many orthodontic issues that are common in today's world originate from a misaligned bite. It is important to recognize that issues beyond just the quality of your smile are effected by this condition.
Common Issues Associated with Misaligned Bites:
1. Abnormal Chewing
Bite misalignments make it difficult to chew normally. This inflicts strain on your teeth and jaw, which puts them at risk for damage.
2. Gum Disease and Tooth Decay
Keeping your teeth clean with brushing and flossing is difficult to do properly with a misaligned bite. You are at greater risk for developing tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis.
3. Jaw Pain
Misalignment can lead to jaw pain. The intensity of this pain can progress into headaches, earaches, and dizziness.
4. Speaking Issues
Misaligned bites can cause speech impediments, which can negatively impact self-esteem and social acceptance.
So what can I do?