Surgical procedures are one tool employed by the medical field to solve health-related issues. They can range from setting broken bones to organ transplants. Sometimes they’re purely for cosmetic reasons. The mouth – specifically the jaw – isn’t immune from surgery. Before opting for jaw surgery, learn what it entails. Jaw Bones The jaw consists of two bones; the maxilla … [Read more...] about What to Know About Jaw Surgery
Jaw Alignment Issues Are Likely Much More Common The Boston Children’s Hospital reports that severe malocclusion affects a sizable percentage of school-aged children, roughly 10 to 15 percent. For people who grew up with jaw alignment problems, many had to deal with well-intentioned but ultimately harmful advice from parents and teachers (e.g. “Don’t hold your chin like … [Read more...] about Why Common-Sense Cures For Irregular Bites Are Especially Harmful
Every time you look in the mirror, you see it. Your smile. But your smile isn’t making you smile. If something about your bite seems off, you probably have a malocclusion. Bite issues are also referred to as malocclusions. A malocclusion occurs when teeth don’t properly align according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A normal bite finds the upper teeth just … [Read more...] about Malocclusion: Types, Symptoms, and Causes
Severe jaw misalignment is a troubling condition that affects a sizable chunk of the population — roughly 10 to 15 percent of children, according to the Boston Children’s Hospital. The Healthline team explains that cases of malocclusion range from mild to severe and can come in the form of crowded teeth, crossbite, overbite, underbite, open bite among other … [Read more...] about 7 Surprising Problems Caused by Jaw Misalignment
As humans, we have a tendency to make snap judgments about one another. Like or not, it’s something we’re compelled to do as a species. As Melissa Ricker points out in A Conscious Rethink, there are long-term implications. She says whether right or wrong, a first impression is difficult to reverse, and the entire future of a relationship if often determined by the initial … [Read more...] about How Much Do Our Smiles Impact the First Impressions We Make on Others?