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Proper Alignment & Function of Teeth

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Proper Alignment & Function of Teeth

We prepared a visual presentation on how your teeth are supposed to work. The upper and lower teeth must occlude together in a manner that maintains proper joint form and that creates harmonious healthy function. The joint must be in the correct position when the teeth come together.

Correct Bite

 

Your teeth should all touch at the same time when your lower jaw is centered in the joint.

Correct bite (2)

Incorrect: When one or two teeth touch with your jaw in its correct position

Incorrect bite

Correct teeth match

When you bite straight down, your teeth should touch on flat landing areas and not on inclines. This allows the forces of your bite to go through the long axis of the tooth.

Correct teeth match

Incorrect: when many of your teeth hit on inclines.

This creates forces in lateral directions, causing teeth to split, become sore, or wear excessively.

Incorrect teeth match

Correct joint positioning of the jaw

Your lower jaw should be centered in the joints on both sides.

Correct join position

Incorrect: When the lower jaw is out of the joint positioning

You unconsciously move your jaw slightly out of the socket to make your teeth fit together. Muscles can become fatigued having to hold your jaw in this unnatural position.

Incorrect joint position

Any discrepancies create tension in the muscles which leads to premature aging, migraines, headaches, facial pain and other TMJ disorder symptoms.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Moradi please call 713-590-9777