Are orthodontics the only way to treat a bite?

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Last updated October 26, 2022


Doctor, is it possible to fix a bite without orthodontics?


Yes, I am sure you can find a way to fix your bite. There are other ways to fix your bite besides orthodontics!
This time,We will discuss what can happen if the bite is not treated and what other treatment options are available besides orthodontics.

What can happen if the bite is not treated?

Bite alignment Treatment

The bite is,It is made worse by misalignment of the teeth and jaws, up and down, left and right, front and back.

A bad bite can cause the following problems

  • Damage to teeth and periodontal tissue (*)
  • hypersensitivity
  • temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Damage to the entire body
  • migraine (headache)
  • stiff shoulders
  • dizziness
  • tinnitus
  • Back pain, etc.

These misaligned bites cause misalignment of the jaw joints,Ultimately, this is caused by a ripple effect of misalignment in the muscles and bones around the mouth, neck, and throughout the body.

*Periodontal tissue is the tissue surrounding the teeth, such as gums and bone. It is very important for supporting the teeth.

Damage to teeth and periodontal tissue

If the bite is bad and the chewing force continues to be applied to only some of the teeth,

  • Chipped teeth and worn back teeth make biting even worse.
  • Inflammation of the tooth nerve causes pain.
  • Periodontal tissue dissolves, causing teeth to wobble and shake.
  • Periodontal disease worsens.

This can cause problems that affect the life of the teeth, such as

Dentistry is the dental practice of causing problems in the teeth and periodontal tissues due to a bad bite.Occlusal trauma."It is called.

Even if the disease is not tooth decay or periodontal disease, it is still a disease that can cause tooth loss.


When periodontal tissues are damaged by occlusal trauma, the gums dropGingival recession."may occur.

When the root of the tooth is exposed due to gingival recession, sensitivity is likely to occur.

Sensitivity is when something cold stings or when you brush your teeth and feel pain when your toothbrush hits the surface.

temporomandibular joint disorder

If the bite is not right, the jaw may be misaligned as well.

Misalignment of the jaw causes strain on the jaw joints becauseTMJ."It is possible that this could be the case.

TMJ disorder causes the jaw joints to not move smoothly, making it difficult to open the mouth and causing pain in the area in front of the ear.

Damage to the entire body

A poorly aligned bite can strain the chewing muscles.

When the chewing muscles are overloaded, the balance of all the muscles in the body is disturbed to distribute the strain placed on the muscles,Migraine, stiff shoulders, dizziness, tinnitus, back pain This can cause problems such as

Causes of the need for bite treatment

Bite alignment Treatment

The following can trigger misalignment of the teeth and jaws, which may require treatment for a compromised bite.

  • set of teeth
  • Low bite.
  • habit of daily routine
  • Chewing on only one side.
  • bracing (in building)
  • Finger sucking, etc.

set of teeth

Poorly aligned teeth, such as uneven teeth, bucktooth, or a passive mouth, and misaligned jaws,The burden of chewing is placed on only some of the teeth, resulting in a poor bite.

Low bite.

By an "overbite," in which the teeth are not high enough to begin with, or by the lack of height of fillings or coverings placed in the back teeth for cavity treatment,The bite may become lower and worse.

habit of daily routine

Chewing food with only one side, cheekbones, finger sucking, etc. are,It can misalign the teeth and jaws, andThe bite can be a cause of poor bite.

Bite Treatment Methods

Bite alignment Treatment

Bite alignment is treated by moving the position of the teeth with orthodontics or adjusting the position of the jaws and muscles with a mouthpiece called a "splint.

Another option is to use dentures, dental resin or ceramics to change the height of the teeth and improve the bite.


There are two types of teeth grinding: those that do not require grinding and those that do!

  • How to avoid grinding teeth
    • remedy
    • Use of splints (mouthpieces)
    • Dental resin serving
  • Methods that require little or no grinding of teeth
    • overcrown denture
  • How to grind teeth
    • Ceramic Treatment
    • Adjustment of the bite by rebuilding fillings and coverings

How to avoid grinding teeth

There are three ways to fix your bite without grinding your teeth.

  • remedy
  • Splint (mouthpiece)
  • Dental resin serving


The teeth are unevenly developed, such as crowded teeth, bucktooth, passive mouth, overbite, etc,Improve the bite by realigning teeth and jaws that are misaligned front to back, left to right, and up and down.

This is mainly useful when the misalignment of the teeth has a negative impact on the bite.

Splint (mouthpiece)

A splint is a mouthpiece that allows the muscles around the mouth, which are locked by a bad bite, to move freely.

Free movement of the muscles around the mouth is expected to help restore the jaw to its original position.

By having the dentist adjust the height of the splint every 1-2 weeks according to the movement of the jaw, the jaw position may be improved in about 2-6 months.

Dental resin serving

Dental resin is placed on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to create height and improve the bite.

Since the teeth do not have to be ground down, there is less damage to the teeth.

Methods that require little or no grinding of teeth

As a way to heal the bite with little or no tooth grinding,Overcrown Denture."There is one called

These dentures look like a combination of partial dentures for back teeth and front teeth.

It is mainly indicated for those who have lost a back tooth for some reason and have a low bite throughout the mouth.

After dentures are used to make the bite height of the back teeth normal, removable crowns are worn on the front teeth that lack height to compensate for the height of the back teeth.

The overall bite height can be changed without shaving the front teeth, so the bite can be improved with very little tooth reduction.

How to grind teeth

The treatment of teeth grinding and bite healing is not,This is done mainly with fillings and coverings.

  • Ceramic Treatment
  • Adjustment of the bite by rebuilding fillings and coverings

Ceramic Treatment

This is a method of improving teeth by shaving them down and covering them with ceramics to change the height of the teeth and realign them.

It is called "ceramic treatment" or "ceramic orthodontics."

Since a lot of tooth grinding is required and in some cases the nerve of the tooth may be pulled out, it is necessary to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure.

Adjustment of the bite by rebuilding fillings and coverings

For low fillings or coverings from previous treatments,The bite is improved by rebuilding the teeth with fillings or coverings of appropriate height.

There are many different ways to treat biting

Bite alignment Treatment

A bad bite can affect not only oral problems such as gum disease, but also jaw joints and general health.

There are many different ways to fix your bite, so consult with your dentist to determine which method is right for you.

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