Teeth Alignment Solutions In Ladera Ranch
TMD is often the result of a bad bite. A bad bite, or malocclusion, is when the upper and lower teeth do not fit together perfectly. A bad bite may stem from missing teeth, improper alignment, or teeth that are worn down. If the upper teeth do not fit correctly with the lower teeth when the teeth are clenched, the jaw shifts from its proper position, creating TMJ disorder. When your jaw is not in the proper position, your jaw muscles will strain and work harder all of the time, even when you think your muscles are relaxing. This constant tension results in headaches, ringing in the ears, locking of the jaw, and other undesirable symptoms.
On top of TMD, a bad bite can be the cause of all kinds of other problems, like the following:
- Crooked teeth
- Alteration in facial appearance
- Pain or discomfort when chewing or biting
- Difficulty with speech
- Breathing through mouth instead of nose
- Biting of the cheeks and tongue
As you can see, correcting a bad bite can correct a number of issues. Dr. Parker near Mission Viejo in Ladera Ranch is one of the few dental professionals who provides a simple way to provide you with a perfect bite.
Enjoy Perfect Teeth Alignment Again with DTR
Disclusion Time Reduction, or DTR, is one of the fastest ways to change your teeth to give you a perfect bite. Dr. Parker uses two technologies–the T-Scan and the BioEMG–to analyze the way your bite works. Using the information he gathers about the teeth and the muscles, he can correct your teeth alignment to provide you with a perfect bite. He changes teeth alignment by reshaping the teeth. This can be done by filing the teeth gently or by adding tooth-colored materials until the teeth fit together well.
Your perfect bite will lead to a more comfortable life. Give us a call in Ladera Ranch today to start benefiting from DTR if you are in the area, including Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo!