Everyday aggravators cause many Birmingham people to respond by clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth. For example, daily commuting in Mountain Brook can take a physical toll. All the traffic, noise, and perpetual road construction cause some people to grind their teeth as they navigate the sea of cars.
Birmingham dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.
When the upper part of the jaw and the lower part of the jaw are not the same size, bite problems can occur. When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the reverse is true, it is called an underbite. Another related alignment disorder is called a crossbite. Crossbites occur when lower teeth are in the wrong position. They may be incorrectly positioned sideways, forward or backward.
If you are affected by Temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorder, you know how the pain and discomfort can impact your life. Koch Aesthetic Dentistry has helped countless grateful Birmingham, Alabama TMJ patients by providing treatment and therapy to manage their TMJ disorder.