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Can crooked teeth lead to Edmonton bite and jaw problems?

Crooked teeth can get in the way of more than your smile

TMJ disorder, Edmonton dentistWhen you have crooked teeth, they can be an embarrassment. You may find yourself hiding from the camera or tucking away your smile. While this is a concern in itself, poorly aligned teeth can cause other issues as well.

Crooked teeth can impact the alignment of your bite

While you see the evidence of your crooked teeth every time you look in the mirror, you may not realize that crooked teeth can cause other problems as well. If your teeth are crowded or overlapping, a bad bite can be the result. Known as malocclusion, a bad bite can cause problems when you speak or chew. It can also create an unstable bite that can trigger a TMJ disorder. A TMJ disorder can cause many types of painful symptoms such as headaches or migraines, jaw pain, ear ringing or congestion, or neck, back and shoulder pain.

A TMJ disorder can affect your whole body

If your crooked teeth are causing a TMJ problem, the symptoms can be troubling. From pain, swelling, and tenderness in your jaw, to chronic migraines, back pain, neck pain, and more, TMJ can cause a great deal of discomfort. If you are worried about crooked teeth and TMJ pain, you can find help from your Edmonton dentist.

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If you suffering from a a TMJ disorder, dental treatment options may help. It could begin with straightening your crooked teeth. If you would like to learn more about how crooked teeth can contribute to TMJ and how dental treatment may help, please schedule a consultation.

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