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Unlock the Key to Overcoming Bite Issues and Improving Your Bite

Bite problems increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Dental @ Niddrie offers a wide range of treatments for bite problems to help you achieve a healthy smile. 

Malocclusion could affect how you speak and lead to difficulty articulating words Therefore, having a good bite can lead to clearer speech.

A good bite means your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is adequately aligned, reducing the risk of TMJ disorder, a disorder affecting the associated muscles and nerves.

Having a proper bite allows you to chew more easily and with less effort.

Managing dental bite issues can decrease the likelihood of premature enamel wear.

A balance between teeth and jaw will enhance the aesthetics of your face structure.

The Truth About Bite Problems and Their Impact on Your Oral Health

Bite refers to the relationship between the upper and lower teeth when they meet. Bad bites, or malocclusion, can lead to other problems, like gum disease and jaw pain.

The dentists here at Dental @ Niddrie can assist you in figuring out what type of malocclusion you have and how to manage it.

Unlocking The Mystery of Bite Problem Causes

Your bite can be a significant factor in good oral health and performance. A misaligned bite can lead to pain in your jaw joints and other problems.

A few different factors cause dental bite problems. Your knowledge of its cause greatly influences the management of your malocclusion. 

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Misaligned teeth create an imbalance in the proper fitting of your upper and lower teeth, leading to bite problems.

Due to poor alignment of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the jaw may shift on one side of the face, causing malocclusion.

Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, puts excessive pressure on the teeth leading to misalignment and resulting in bite problems.

Trauma or injury to the face can cause jaw dislocation and misalignment of teeth leading to bite problems.

Dental Issues That We Can Help You With

Having a healthy smile is important for your overall well-being. We provide a range of treatments to help you look after your teeth and gums, from regular check-ups to more advanced treatments.

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Take the First Step Towards a Healthier Smile – Book Your Appointment with Dental @ Niddrie.

Achieving a healthier smile starts with taking the first step, and Dental @ Niddrie is here to help. Our team of skilled dental professionals is committed to providing top-notch dental care to our patients.

Why Choose Dental @ Niddrie

We help our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health through the following:

Multilingual Services

Our team at Dental At Niddrie are able to proficiently converse in many languages, namely in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Arabic.

20 years of Progressive and Modern Clinical Experience

With two decades of combined clinical experience, the dentists at our clinic can provide you with quality and professional dental care.

Accessible Dental Care Through Affordable Pricing

Our clinic gives you an accessible way to care for your dental health by offering various payment plans.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bite Problems

We are committed to empowering you with the knowledge necessary to maintain optimal oral health.

Yes, bite problems can be managed. 

Depending on the severity and complexity of your case, your dentist may recommend traditional braces, invisible aligners, clear dental appliances, or even oral surgery to reposition and realign your teeth for a better fit.

It is challenging to prevent bite problems in adults. However, there are necessary precautions and care for your children to lessen their risk of developing this condition. Here are some of the precautions:

  • Bring them to the dentist for regular check-ups and the monitoring of the growth of their jaws and teeth.
  • Encourage them to avoid habits such as thumb-sucking and nail-biting.
  • Let them wear a mouthguard when playing sports.
  • Lessen the use of pacifiers.

If left unmanaged, bite problems can lead to the following conditions:

  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, which can manifest as headaches and facial pain
  • Excessive wear and tear on the teeth

Here are some of the signs that might indicate you have a bite problem:

  • Some of the lower teeth are positioned in front of some of the upper teeth.
  • Your teeth are crowded, misaligned, or overlapped.
  • The lower jaw is positioned in front of the upper jaw.
  • More than half of your bottom teeth are covered by the top front teeth.
  • Your upper front teeth stick out
  • No teeth on the top or bottom touch each other.
  • Your teeth feel as though they don’t fit together properly.
  • The centre of your top and bottom front teeth do not coincide.

Visit our clinic for an assessment to get an accurate diagnosis.

Bite problems are often hereditary. Genetics plays a role in the development of malocclusion, with certain family members being more likely to have similar bite issues than others. For example, if your parents have overbite or underbite, the chances are higher that you will have similar problems.

There are a few exercises, such as clenching exercises, that can help with minor bite problems. But discussing exercise plans with your dentist before attempting them is necessary so you know it’s safe and will work for your specific condition. Please keep in mind that these exercises aren’t the same as the actual management of these problems.
Generally speaking, there are no food restrictions when you have bite problems. However, you may find it difficult to bite into or chew on food, so it is highly recommended that you visit a dentist for help in managing your bite problem.
Yes, if left unmanaged, bite problems can lead to tooth loss. When you have malocclusion, there is excessive pressure on specific teeth, causing problems such as gum disease or periodontal disease, leading to tooth loss.

Bite problems have a domino effect on overall oral health. A bad bite can cause undue pressure on specific teeth and other structural parts of the mouth. Excessive pressure on teeth could lead to premature wear, chips, and cracks. A severely cracked tooth may expose the dentin or even the dental pulp, which results in a dental infection.

With bite problems, your upper and lower teeth do not fit accordingly. In other types of bite problems, such as an open bite, a big space between the upper and lower front teeth causes difficulty articulating sounds, leading to slurred or mispronounced words.

Additionally, when your upper and lower teeth don’t touch properly, it can be hard to chew food properly, leading to discomfort while eating and difficulty swallowing food.

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