Malocclusion: The Source of Discomfort
How a “Bad” Bite Affects Your Smile
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 adjustment, such as orthodontics or surgery, we may refer you to a specialist for care. However, in most cases, we can treat your symptoms with a bite adjustment here in our Plymouth, MN dental office. 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 the 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.
Benefiting from a Bite Adjustment
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