Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

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Arlington Headache Relief Are you a Fort Worth adult who suffers with chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, spine alignment or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.

Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a common Fort Worth problem that often goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears.

Malocclusion can cause headaches, tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and in extreme cases, difficulty chewing, speaking or breathing.

Fort Worth clear braces are an effective solution for most bite problems. Braces not only move teeth, they can also correct the position and function of the joints, muscles and bones in the jaw. In cases of extreme malocclusion, jaw surgery near Fort Worth may be necessary.

Not all family dentistry practices treat bite problems. At Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we treat all types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite and crossbite. For an affordable cosmetic dentistry consultation, call us at 817-200-7323.

Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers technologically-advanced dentistry in a friendly environment. We offer smile whitening, Invisalign braces, veneers, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants. To learn more about our dental philosophy and available procedures, see http://www.myarlingtoncosmeticdentist.com/meet_the_doctor.php.

Stephen Ratcliff is a proud member of the Forth Worth District Dental Society.