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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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!