Are you looking older than your age …

OH, MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL…

Time may heal all wounds but it makes a lousy beautician.

lousey_beauticianNothing gives away your age more than your smile. When a bad bite is thrown into the equation, the wear and tear on your teeth can radically impact the  appearance of your face. Suddenly you start to see your lips changing shape. Wrinkles and creases form and deepen on the sides of your nose and mouth. Your lower lip starts to roll out and jowls begin to appear. You hardly recognize the ‘new you’.

A poorly aligned jaw creates deterioration of your teeth, causing them to look chipped and worn. You may begin to see areas of gum recession. Your bottom front teeth may begin to shift and look crooked.


The domino effect…

In addition to some obvious cosmetic alterations to your face and teeth, a misaligned jaw contributes to a number of physicals changes. When a bite is unbalanced, your muscle tension and activity are unbalanced. This can affect your entire posture.

dominoesIt starts with a ‘pull’ on your head, which ‘pulls’ your posture, making it look as though you are slouching. The domino effect – is cascading down your entire body – it can influence the positioning of your shoulder and your hips. So much so, that one shoulder or hip is visibly higher than the other.

Are you hiding your mouth / face behind your hands? Showing your face to the world should be something you take great pride in.Taking care of your jaw alignment problems not only improves the function of your mouth, it improves your looks and erases obvious signs of aging. From filling in the gaps to providing you with next steps, the choice is all yours.

Did you know that with just a Smylist bite , we can not only restore your proper bite but can turn back the hands of time giving you a more youthful looking face and jaw. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ishwari Bhirud today.

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when you don’t have a balanced bite

when you don’t have a balanced bite, the negative ripple effects make their way down your entire body:

Airways
Your tongue is attached to your lower jaw and when your bite is un-aligned your tongue acts as a pillow. It cushions the jaw and helps it to relax. An imbalance in your bite affects the size of your mouth and the altered size of your mouth no longer accommodates your tongue. Your tongue can’t sit where it should. If your tongue rests too far back in your mouth, it will block the air getting to your lungs.

Bite / Teeth
An unaligned jaw joint will begin to show wear and tear on your teeth and your bite. By moving to where the jaw muscles are more balanced, your teeth are basically ‘in the way’. They then begin to grind down against one another and you end up with shortened teeth, gum recession and/or a collapsed lower third of your face.

Muscles
An improper bite will lead to muscle imbalance. When your teeth are misaligned, they cannot provide enough muscle support in your face needed for chewing and swallowing. These muscles are then forced into a strained position which translates in discomfort throughout the face, head, arms, shoulders and back.
The over-worked muscles can result in muscles stiffness and soreness that will materialize in the form of migraines, headaches, earaches, muscles tenderness, facial discomfort, a sore jaw and a multitude of other symptoms.

Nerves
The muscles and the nerves in the jaw and face are extremely complex and intricately connected. Therefore, when your bite is unaligned, the nerves and muscles are also affected. This misalignment can result in the muscles throughout your face, jaw, neck and shoulders going into spasms. The spasms then pinch the nerves that lead down your arms. The result of all of this? A feeling of numbness and tingling in your arms, fingers and hands.

Spine/Posture
There is a close relationship between your bite and the posture of your head and that of your entire body. If you have a bad bite or if you jaws don’t close properly (i.e. – your upper front teeth over-bite your lower bottom teeth), there is an immediate and direct affect on your head posture, causing neck strain and postural issues. If you are missing teeth, this postural strain becomes an even greater issue. Then, the muscles of your back and your neck – which in effect are your spine and its alignment – are impacted and greatly affected by an unbalanced jaw.

 

So, how did I get this ‘bad bite’?

Your unaligned jaw and poorly fitted teeth could be the result of one issue or a combination of possibly these factors:

  • Unbalanced dental treatment
  • Allergies as a child
  • Thumb sucking or other oral habits
  • Old dentistry that has broken down or worn out
  • The shifting of teeth after tooth loss
  • Some types of Orthodontic treatment

Your teeth could also be misaligned as a result of an accident or trauma issue. If you have experienced tooth loss, the shifting of your teeth can result in a bad bite which leads to TMJ. Traditional orthodontics used methods to simply straighten the teeth don’t necessarily take into consideration your overall jaw development.

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YES, IT’S ALL CONNECTED…

So now connect the dots…

A misaligned jaw, can affect your entire body, or a specific part of it. The slightest imbalance in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) could result in headaches, dizziness, nausea, premature wearing of your teeth, poor body posture, decreased strength and flexibility, compromised breathing airways, muscles tenderness and many, many more symptoms.

Finding the best position for your jaw is critical to the rest of your body working properly. It all starts with a good, balanced bite and its all part of what Dr. Ishwari Bhirud refers to as the Neuromuscular Sextad / Smylist bite

Let’s explain…

neuromuscular_sextadAn unbalanced jaw joint (Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ) ultimately influences your spine, your bite, your airway, your muscles and your nerves. The basic principles of neuromuscular dentistry state that a “good – balanced” bite is achieved when the muscles of the face, jaw and neck are allowed to be at their most efficient state, which is a restful state.

When that happens, there is an immediate improvement in your posture, your airway, your resting muscle activity, and your range of motion, flexibility, balance and strength. You can exert more power, improve your stamina, exhibit more concentration and mental awareness and overall, feel healthier, more exuberant and alive.

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Is Jaw Joint Causing Suffering?

Living with pain isn’t truly living.

bad_effectsWhen you are living with the symptoms of TMJ /Jaw Joint, chances are you are living in pain.

TMJ not only impacts your body, it directly affects your soul.

  • It can re-arrange your life
  • It can dictate your social behavior
  • It can control your personality and your character.

Years dealing with an unaligned jaw, a bad bite and constant strain and stress on your muscles has left you feeling defeated, weary and overwhelmed.

The pain associated with your TMJ has perhaps left you a changed person. Constantly battling your symptoms, you are cranky and irritable. You are starting to take out your frustrations on your family, your friends, your co-workers and everyone around you. Your personality is morphing into someone you don’t even recognize. It’s not the real you talking, it’s the TMJ-afflicted you.

When someone is truly living in pain, they feel as though no one understands their plight. They feel isolated and cut-off from the outside world. They are desperate for relief yet that relief seems unattainable. More than anything, they feel alone.

You are not alone. We not only see situations similar to yours each and every day but we offer options. We offer an accurate diagnosis and treatment options that will correct your problem and begin healing your life. And more than anything, we will offer you the support, compassion and kindness that truly communicates that you are not alone.

Healing is just a step away.  and start the process of taking back control of your life.

 

Is TMJ Causing Your Suffering?

Not sure about your TMJ condition? Do the test and find out right now what’s wrong and… what to do about it?

 Test Yourself:

Migraines / Headaches

Facial Pain / Pain Behind Eyes

Ear Pain / Ringing / Congestion

Jaw / Teeth Pain

Neck Pain / Neck Strain

Shoulder / Back Pain

Numbness

Posture Problems

Sleep Disorders.

 

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Is unexplained discomfort affecting your life

It’s morning & you have got sleepy eyes & covers are

still wrapped around your body. 

Things are not too bad.

THEN – while you lift your head from the pillow – you are consciously aware of your situation:

You are living with discomfort.

pain_tmj…You might have severe headaches, facial, jaw, neck, or ear pain, tenderness in your shoulders, or your entire body hurts.

…Maybe your mouth is clicking, popping or clenching at embarrassing moments. Last week, while having dinner at your friends’ house, you couldn’t even open up your mouth properly.

…Or, the last time you looked in the mirror, you didn’t like what you saw. Your face is changing because of your worn teeth – and your not getting any prettier.

Do you feel depressed, sad, confused, angry, or dead tired of ? You’re not alone. In addition to the physical agony, the emotional cost runs just as deep with many people.

Don’t let this ruin your life. It’s time to take action.

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