A misaligned bite can be the result of several problem including crowded teeth, crooked teeth, malformed jaw. Normally the teeth of the upper jaw should be slightly overlapping the bottom jaw so that the molars can grow in properly. Misaligned bite can also be the result of gingivitis or an improperly placed dental implant. It can cause improper chewing and strain to the jaw muscles and can be corrected by an orthodontist but jaw pain often times remains.
Misaligned Bite Causes
- Prolonged bottle feeding or pacifier
- Thumb sucking
- Abnormally shaped teeth
- Injury to jaw
- Tumor in the mouth or jaw
Misaligned Bite Treatment
ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving pain without the use of medication. Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients. Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the patient back to a normal functioning and activity.