The Symptoms of a Misaligned Jaw

The temporomandibular joint connects the upper and low jaws, and any misalignment can result in pain in the joint. A dentist can discuss the treatment options for a misaligned jaw with you.

Key takeaways:

  • Consistent pain when chewing or speaking could be a sign of a misaligned jaw.
  • A misaligned jaw can result in regular mouth breathing and an increased risk of cavities for your teeth due to a dry mouth.
  • Problems when speaking or pronouncing certain words can be another sign of a misaligned jaw.

“Many people have a jaw misalignment and don’t realize it. Overbites and underbites are two of the most common types of malocclusions, or misaligned bites.”

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