The Staten Island Dentist Blog
Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?
- at July 22, 2011
- in General Dentistry
Are you a Staten Island adult who suffers with chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, spine alignment or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.
Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a common Staten Island problem that often goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears.
Malocclusion can cause headaches, tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and in extreme cases, difficulty chewing, speaking or breathing.
Staten Island braces are an effective solution for most bite problems. Braces not only move teeth, they can also correct the position and function of the joints, muscles and bones in the jaw. In cases of extreme malocclusion, jaw surgery in Staten Island may be necessary.
Not all Staten Island family dentists treat bite problems. At Staten Island Dental Care we treat all types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite and crossbite. For an affordable Staten Island cosmetic dentistry consultation, call us at (347) 695-4370.
Staten Island Dental Care offers technologically-advanced dentistry in a friendly environment. We offer smile whitening, dental veneers, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants. To learn more about our dental philosophy and available procedures, see https://www.afraidofthedentist.com/about-us/.
Frederick Hecht is a proud member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
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