Misaligned teeth (malocclusion) makes it difficult to keep your teeth adequately clean, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Dental misalignment and improper jaw placement can also lead to disorders of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and neck and shoulder pain.
Properly aligned teeth allow patients to maintain better oral hygiene and can dramatically enhance the smile’s appearance.
During your initial consultation, your doctor will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to determine the extent of dental misalignment. After explaining all the options available and the costs involved, your doctor will create a treatment plan.