A bite that is not properly aligned can result in a variety of cosmetic and dental health problems. An uneven smile can be aesthetically unattractive as well as pose a risk to the health of the teeth. The force of the bite is often unevenly distributed when a bite is not aligned correctly, placing unnecessary stress on certain teeth. This can cause cracks and fractures to develop in those teeth with time if the bite is not adjusted by a dentist. Misalignment can also be the source of pain and sensitivity to teeth, gums, and soft tissues. Two common bite problems that your child might have are overbite and underbite.
If your child has a visible overbite or underbite, is experiencing unusual pain when chewing, or feeling persistent pain throughout the day we encourage you to schedule an appointment to visit Dr. Lund and Dr. Markham.
Bite adjustments can protect against symptoms such as loose or shifting teeth, teeth grinding, headaches, toothaches, and sensitive teeth.
For more information about how your child can benefit from a bite adjustment in Price, Utah, we invite you to call our office and speak with a friendly member of the Price Pediatric Dentistry team. It is our mission to give your child a healthy and happy smile!