Your ‘bite’ is the way your teeth meet when your top and bottom jaws closes.
If your teeth don’t fit together properly, you could have a ‘bad bite’ (or malocclusion).
This can cause problems with your teeth, gums, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles in your face.
This misalignment (referred to as TMJ disorder) can also cause some people to clench the jaw and grind their teeth at night.
This can lead to:
- Facial pain
- Clicking when biting or chewing
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Back pain
The treatment for jaw problems includes wearing different types of plastic appliances at night.
These are made to measure and fitted onto your bite accurately to ensure your teeth stay in position. This also protects your teeth from further grinding.
If you recognise any of these symptoms we advise you to make an appointment here.
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