Are you an Elgin 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 Elgin 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. Malocclusion can be a result of TMD, a jaw joint disorder.
Elgin 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 in Elgin may be necessary.
Not all Elgin family dentists treat bite problems. At David Rice DDS we treat all types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite and crossbite. For an affordable Elgin cosmetic dentistry consultation, call us at 847-741-2353.
David Rice DDS offers technologically-advanced dentistry in a friendly environment. We offer smile whitening, porcelain veneers, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants. To learn more about our dental philosophy and available procedures, see https://www.ricedds.com/about-us.html.
Dr. David Rice is a proud to be a Kois Center Clinical Instructor.