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Malocclusion, also known as an improper bite, is a serious dental issue that can cause major problems for your oral health. If you have a misaligned bite, it’s time to consider visiting your talented dentist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, for bite correction treatment.

Oftentimes, the treatment involves minor adjustments to your natural teeth, which generally involves our team of specialists using selective equilibration or grinding of small areas of the tooth enamel. Prosthodontists are specialists that can modify and correct your bite, which sometimes requires full-mouth reconstruction. Malocclusions are also corrected with orthodontic treatment, like braces and aligners.

Generally, a specialist is needed to perform this treatment. Prosthodontists are specialists that have extensive training in correcting your bite. This training is a postgraduate program, and it is not required to become a general dentist. So, occlusal equilibration is typically performed by a periodontist and prosthodontist.

There are many benefits to having a corrected bite, and some of those benefits are:

-It makes eating easier: Having an aligned bite gives you the straight teeth and jaw that are functional while eating. You can chew normally without having to focus on adjusting your bite to break down food.

-It can reduce the amounts of headaches you have: Oftentimes, bite alignment issues lead to teeth grinding, which can lead to headaches. When you align your smile, you will alleviate your grinding issue and will help reduce your headaches and your chances of having temporomandibular disorder.

-It lowers your risk of lip and gum injury: If you have a misaligned bite, there is a chance that you frequently bite your cheeks and lips, which can result in cuts, sores and infections. After you’ve aligned your bite, you will have a lower risk of soft tissue injury.

-It boosts your self-confidence: Having an aligned bite will help you love your appearance and feel better about yourself. You will finally have a smile that you are proud of, and you will finally eat, smile and chew with confidence.

-It lowers your risk of having major dental issues: If you have a misaligned bite, your chances of chipping, breaking and cracking your teeth are increased, especially if you participate in sports. Having a misaligned bite can also increase your chances of having tooth decay and gum disease. So, if you correct your bite, you will have the top-notch oral health you are looking for.

As you can see, having a corrected bite can help you in many ways. So, if you’re interested in taking advantage of this treatment, please feel free to call our office and schedule an appointment with your talented periodontist. Dr. Nicholas is the best dental professional to perform this treatment on your smile, especially because she is a trained specialist who has all of the skills and knowledge needed to give you the perfect and healthy results you desire. So, don’t be afraid to improve your oral health and boost your smile’s appearance. Meet with us today to finally achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.

Call Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists who are serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and the surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley at the Palm Desert Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic, Sedation and Implant Dentistry to schedule an appointment. They can be reached by phone at 760-851-0314 or at their office in Palm Desert, California.