Occlusion refers to the relationship between your upper and lower teeth while chewing or resting. If you have what our dentists call “malocclusion” this means that your teeth aren’t able to come together without interference. Fortunately, we’re able to perform a Tekscan™ bite adjustment to determine the best way to align your smile.
You may need occlusal adjustment after:
- Injury to the face
- Years of wear and tear
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Tooth extractions
Benefits Of Occlusal Adjustment
If you experience malocclusion of teeth, call our dental practice as soon as possible. Our dentists will be able to evaluate your bite to determine what contact points are causing issues. During an occlusal adjustment, your dentist will be able to smooth out the tiny imperfections on the surface of your teeth that prevent you from biting down without pain or discomfort.
If left untreated, malocclusion can lead to problems like TMJ disorder. This is because the muscles in your jaw aren’t able to relax fully when teeth aren’t aligned. Fortunately, our dentists are often able to recommend occlusal adjustment before this happens.