Why Fixing Your Bite Drastically Improves Your Smile

M.Y. Dental Spa offers caring, compassionate, and comprehensive dental care for patients in the Midtown Manhattan area. The dental team at this general and cosmetic dentistry practice has a strong commitment to ensuring that all patients receive the care they need for a beautiful smile while feeling as comfortable and relaxed as possible. The team at M.Y. Dental Spa offers more than 20 years of experience in dentistry, along with pain-free dental care and a welcoming environment. Haute Beauty expert Dr. Mimi Yeung explains how an accurate bite/size of teeth can make you look like you've had a total face makeover.

bitePhoto Credit: ShutterstockHB: Why is fixing your bite important?

Without the ascertainment of the correct articulation of your teeth and TMJ, your restoration is likely to fail in the long run, especially if there are multiple restorations.

HB: What are the options to fix your bite/size?

To properly obtain the correct occlusion, it would be best to use multiple avenues to access the proper location of where your teeth are supposed to be located in relation to the jaw and the rest of your head.

HB: How does this improve your oral health?

By properly obtaining your bite, it will eventually distribute occlusal forces evenly throughout the rest of your teeth and jaw. This will alleviate excessive and undue forces, wear, and tear.

HB: How can teeth affect your face shape?

Properly place teeth can prevent hypertrophy of muscles on one side of the face, potentially less wrinkling due to muscle pulling unevenly. A bite that has a proper neuromuscular assessment will provide a more symmetrical face.