Orthodontics to Solve Jaw Pain
September 25th, 2014

Do you experience constant pain in your jaw area? Are you suffering from headaches and jaw pain, but the issue does not seem to come from a dental problem (such as tooth decay)? One of the other possible sources of your painful jaw that can be looked at is an improper bite, or teeth misalignment. This problem may not be apparent at first, but treating the teeth misalignment issue can be the answer to your quest for long-term pain relief.


You have what is called an improper bite if your teeth are not positioned properly when you close your mouth, or when you place your together as when you are biting. Teeth that are overlapping, crooked, or are generally misaligned causes some teeth to rest unnaturally against the opposite set of teeth – that is, the lower teeth against the upper set of teeth. When this happens, the teeth are constantly ground together; the force of the teeth grinding places a lot of stress on the jaw joint, causing painful jaw problems.

Orthodontics can solve teeth misalignment and provide long-term jaw pain relief. An orthodontic treatment works by moving the crooked, misaligned, or overlapping teeth into better alignment. As the teeth become properly aligned, teeth grinding is stopped and the jaw will not be subjected to constant pressure that causes the constant, nagging jaw pain.

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