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All About Bite Misalignment

All About Bite Misalignment

Many common orthodontic issues originate from a misaligned bite.
As your trusted New York orthodontist, Dr. Adam Goodman can treat these problems through a variety of orthodontic treatment options such as braces and Invisalign.
If you live in the Manhattan or Riverdale areas and suffer from a misaligned bite, we highly recommend making an appointment with our office. Treating a misalignment not only improves your smile aesthetically, it can have a great impact on your oral and dental health.

Misalignment Main Issues

A misaligned bite doesn’t just impact the look of your smile; it affects other aspects of your health, causing issues like:
●      Chewing Abnormally
Bite misalignments make it difficult for you to chew correctly. As a result, you put strain on your teeth and jaw, which puts them at risk for damage.
●      Difficulty Speaking
A misaligned bite can cause you to develop a lisp or speech impediment, which can negatively impact your self-esteem and social acceptance.
●      Pain in the Jaw
Misalignment can lead to jaw pain that is strong enough to affect your entire face and body. The intensity of this jaw pain can also progress into headaches, earaches, and dizziness.
●      Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Because a misaligned bite can make it more difficult to keep your teeth clean when brushing and flossing, you are at an increased risk for tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis.

Dr. Goodman to the Rescue

A misaligned bite can create many problems. Therefore, it is important to correct the issue sooner rather than later. To schedule an appointment to be evaluated by your orthodontist, contact us at our Manhattan or Riverdale location today. Dr. Goodman and the entire team at Goodman Orthodontics look forward to helping you improve your dental and oral health.