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If you suffer from a misaligned bite, you may greatly benefit from aligning your teeth and jaws to make your life a bit easier! There are many benefits to having an aligned bite, including the following:

-Eating will become easier: Having an aligned bite can make eating less difficult. You will finally be able to chew normally without having to focus on adjusting your jaw in order to break down your food.

-Lessen the amount of headaches you have: Oftentimes, having a misaligned bite can lead to teeth grinding (bruxism), which can frequently cause headaches. When you align your bite, you will eliminate these grinding issues and reduce your chances of having temporomandibular disorder (TMJ).

-Lower your risk of injuring lips and gums: If you have a misaligned bite, you tend to bite your lips and cheeks, which can lead to sores, infections, and cuts. Once you align your bite, you will reduce the risk of having these kinds of soft tissue injuries.

-Boosts your self-confidence: Having an aligned bite can help you love your smile and make you feel better about yourself. You’ll never feel embarrassed of your appearance again, as you will finally be able to smile, eat, and talk with confidence.

-Lower your risk of having major dental issues: If you have a misaligned bite, there is a high probability that you will chip, break, and crack your teeth, especially if you participate in sports. You also have a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. 

If you are interested in aligning your bite in Payson, Arizona, please call Payson Orthodontics at 928-472-7223 and schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Ben McDowell. The sooner you schedule an appointment, the sooner you’ll have the top-notch oral health you deserve!