Not all teeth erupt in the same way, angle and position, which can result in deep, crossed, misaligned bites and even gaps between the teeth.
Many people seek a perfect and aligned smile. However, dental treatment is more than a matter of aesthetics; it is important for health in general.
This is because teeth that are born or develop in inadequate positions can generate difficulties in biting, causing disharmony in chewing, breathing and speech, as well as back problems and headaches.
The alignment of the teeth helps the good habit of chewing with a closed mouth. When you chew with your mouth open very often, you swallow more air, and the stomach produces excess hydrochloric acid, which can cause gastritis and ulcers.
Consequently, the temporomandibular joint, with the skull bones, will exert pressure on the cervical spine, which already receives pressure in our daily lives due to bad postures in performing our work. So, it’s important to preserve it while we feed.
The evaluation should be made by a dentist specialising in orthodontics, who will indicate the appropriate treatment for your case, seeking to establish the correct bite and eliminate the problems related to the temporomandibular joint and associated pains.