Bite Correction - Plymouth, MN

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How a “Bad” Bite Affects Your Smile

Your teeth are designed to fit together like gears and work in harmony with each other for comfortable biting and chewing. If your top and bottom teeth don’t come together properly (malocclusion), some teeth will touch before others and result in improper distribution of force and pressure. This imbalance in your occlusion, or bite, will lead to numerous short- and long-term consequences that affect your dental function, comfort, and health. The following symptoms are all consequences of malocclusion, or a “bad” bite, that can be resolved by our experienced dentists through a personalized bite correction in Plymouth, MN.

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Expertise in Bite Correction

The purpose of a personalized bite correction in Plymouth, MN is to effectively treat your symptoms and provide a permanent improvement in your oral function. This procedure requires significant knowledge and understanding of dental occlusion and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function to provide truly beneficial and lasting results. Our dentists have trained with Spear Education and The Dawson Academy in functional occlusion and advanced bite correction techniques. Completing hundreds of hours of these advanced courses uniquely qualifies our dental team to treat the root cause of your symptoms and help you find long-term comfort and health.

Treatment to Restore Comfort and Function

We’ll first complete a comprehensive evaluation of your oral structures, teeth, and bite function. We partner with multiple insurance companies to make payment affordable and convenient. If we determine your case needs more specialized treatment than a bite correction, such as orthodontics or surgery, we may refer you to a specialist for care. However, in most cases, we can treat your symptoms with Invisalign or a bite correction here in our Plymouth, MN dental office.

Bite Correction

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This painless procedure involves making slight adjustments to the surfaces of teeth to restore harmony to the teeth and bite. To know where to make these adjustments, and how much adjusting is needed, we first have you bite down on articulating paper. This paper leaves marks on your teeth and alerts us to teeth that are meeting at a higher force than others. Next, using a dental drill, we’ll make precise and minimal adjustments to surfaces of the problem teeth. This process requires patience and careful attention to detail. Our goal is to create a comfortable and harmonious bite while removing the smallest amount of tooth enamel possible. This treatment may take multiple appointments before proper occlusion is achieved.


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Invisalign orthodontics straightens and aligns teeth so that they achieve proper occlusion. Many times, jaw pain, muscle strain, and TMJ problems are a result of how your teeth are positioned and how they come together when you bite. Invisalign can correct numerous cases of malocclusion, including crooked and crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. Teeth that come together properly improve comfort in everyday jaw movements and can resolve symptoms of TMJ and teeth grinding and clenching. Improving tooth function with Invisalign also results in an attractive, straight smile.

Benefiting from a Harmonious Bite

After your bite correction in Plymouth, MN, you’ll experience improvements in your function and comfort. To help ensure these adjustments last long-term, we may recommend a nightguard, which protects your teeth from any future grinding and clenching. In general, your treatment will produce the following benefits:

Don’t let a bad bite affect your life.

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