Thanks Mom and Dad – I owe you one …
You were born with big, beautiful blue eyes that obviously came from your father’s side of the family. Courtesy of your Mom, you have wavy, rich brown hair that has sparked compliments from complete strangers. Your crooked teeth and unaligned jaw – – who do you have that to thank for?
While no one is likely stepping up to take credit, the fact is you inherited your jaw structure, teeth positioning, entire facial composition or perhaps just a sensitivity to your environment leading to allergies and congestion. Was it mom’s family or dad’s family or a combination of both – reality is, you were born with it and it could be the cause of your TMJ.
Jaws aren’t ‘meshing’
In a lot of cases, people that suffer from TMJ will exhibit teeth that don’t meet when they bite down. The way your teeth “mesh” together is the single most important factor when talking about your jaw muscles’ activity.
If you have a small jaw or if your teeth are large and don’t seem to fit your mouth, it’s going to result in a bad bite, a misaligned jaw and ultimately TMJ. When your upper and lower teeth don’t close and come together the way they should it’s the catalyst for numerous other problems.
A proper, balanced bite will ensure your jaw stays healthy and in their natural state. An imbalanced bite stresses and strains the jaw, creating issues in the joints, muscles, nerves and all their related operations.
You don’t have to live in this kind of pain or discomfort. Have it diagnosed by someone who is qualified to determine the cause and provide treatment.