Do you know what your teeth bite looks like? Do you know if it’s normal bite or do you need to make adjustments to your bite? To determine if you have a normal teeth bite, there are some visual and technical factors that can be analyzed to help with this determination.
What Is A Normal Teeth Bite And Why Do You Need To Know?
A normal teeth bite is essentially how your top and bottom teeth line up with each other. The two most common issues are crossbites (where either the top or bottom rows of teeth are shifted out of place) and overbites (where you have more space in front than behind). Both of these can be detrimental to your oral health as well as your facial growth and development. Thankfully, using bite blocks is one of several ways you can figure out if you have an overbite or a crossbite.
Orthognathic Surgery – What It Means And How It Helps
Orthognathic surgery is used to fix jaws that are tilted or out of alignment with each other. It’s often referred to as corrective jaw surgery and involves cutting or repositioning certain parts of your jaw and face in order to achieve balance between them. It is most often performed by an oral surgeon (an oral surgeon is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery). In many cases, patients will also see an orthodontist (an orthodontist specializes in moving teeth into place) and an endodontist (an endodontist specializes in root canals). During an initial consultation, you will likely have some x-rays taken of your mouth.
Orthognathic Surgery – Pros And Cons
A bite block—also called a bite plane—is used in orthognathic surgery as part of an intensive course of treatment for patients with underbite, overbite or crossbite. Some patients also experience jaw pain, TMJ problems and difficulty chewing and swallowing. Orthognathic surgery involves correcting these issues so that you’re able to eat comfortably and speak clearly without any problems. These surgeries are usually performed by an oral surgeon who has completed specialty training in orthognathic procedures. If you’re considering orthognathic surgery, here’s what you need to know about bite blocks and how they work…
Orthognathic Surgery – Faqs
Orthognathic surgery, commonly referred to as jaw surgery or simply ortho, is designed to correct various malocclusions (improper bites). This can be achieved through jaw shaving and/or other types of procedures. As you can imagine, there are certain questions that usually arise once people learn they need orthognathic surgery. Below are answers to some of these questions. (Note: your surgeon will take your specific case into consideration when he or she develops a treatment plan for you.)
Getting Your Teeth Straightened With Orthognathic Surgery
Do you have severe crowding or crooked teeth that are causing your bite to shift? If so, orthognathic surgery might be able to help. During an orthognathic surgery, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon can straighten your teeth by removing some of them and repositioning them in your mouth. While it’s one of our more advanced procedures, orthognathic surgery is safe and can lead to beautiful results when done by an experienced dentist. Learn more about orthognathic surgery today.