What is occlusal therapy, and how can it help improve my smile?
At Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, PLLC, we help with more than just cleanings and fillings. Our professionals are available to assist with other oral health concerns that may arise, including poor bite alignment. Also known as dental occlusion, this condition can cause damage to the surrounding teeth if there is no proper balance in the upper and lower dental arches. Additionally, coexisting conditions such as TMJ/TMD may also develop. With a proper diagnosis, our team at Nashua Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, PLLC, can discuss ways to improve your bite alignment, including occlusal therapy for appropriate function and to reduce damage to the surrounding teeth.
Our dentists describe occlusal therapy as a method of restoring balance and harmony between the teeth, muscles, and joints of the oral cavity. This therapy helps reduce pain in the jaw area that often accompanies issues such as TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), clenching or grinding of the teeth, headaches, and neck and shoulder aches. Depending on your individual situation and symptoms, Drs. Amanda Smith and Nicole Byer may recommend dental occlusion treatment.
What can I expect from the treatment of dental occlusion?
Occlusal therapy at Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, PLLC, typically involves reshaping a few of your teeth to improve their function when biting down or chewing. Our dentists will also evaluate your bite pattern to make sure it is properly aligned to reduce wear and tear on the teeth and any dental restorations. This adjustment helps promote better jaw alignment and decreases stress caused by imbalances in the mouth associated with bruxism (teeth grinding).
Where can I learn more about bite adjustment near me?
Call (855) 363-3793 to request a consultation visit with our team, conveniently located at 1 Trafalgar Square, Suite #103.