Your lower jaw gives you the ability to speak, chew, talk, and yawn. When we say lower jaw, we are talking about the u-shaped bone, the two joints next to the ears, and the lower teeth. Properly aligned, the lower jaw is able to freely hinge at the joints and close together, contacting the upper teeth.
However, if the bite relationship is misaligned, problems begin to develop leading to aggravating complications. Some of those problems include:
- Shifting of the teeth and jaw
- Massive stress on the TMJ
- Clenching/grinding of the teeth
- Muscle tenderness
We Are Here to Help
We take the time to make you fully aware of the issues arising and treatments available to you. We thoroughly investigate your case through our bite therapy by taking impressions and photos of the teeth, x-rays, and bite registrations. This allows us to get a better understanding of the issues at hand. Thus, plan a full recovery treatment.
Our goal is to align the joints, relax the muscles, and properly align the teeth to get the correct bite position. By taking action, we are preventing the development of serious problems including:
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
- Constant migraines
- Severe wear of your natural teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Receding gums
- Grooves forming on exposed root surfaces
Respected dentist near Minneapolis, Dr. Gesica Horn and her partner Dr. Chad Loween are passionate to helping all of our patients live pain-free with a properly aligned bite. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with one of our doctors today!