People with crooked teeth are more prone to gum disease and tooth decay. A misaligned bite can also result in discomfort caused by pressure on the temperomandibular joint (TMJ):
– Pressure on the TMJ can result in headaches, jaw ache, chronic facial pain and earache.
– TMJ pain can ALSO radiate to the neck and upper back.
– Your dentist will be happy to assess whether your crooked teeth are causing problems and refer you for a brace if necessary.
“The TMJ can be responsible for many issues, including earaches or frequent ear infections, headaches, and chronic jaw or facial pain.”
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