A healthy, properly balanced bite is essential to your oral health and function and your general wellbeing. Our skilled dentists will perform minor bite adjustments whenever you receive a restorative treatment to ensure that you maintain a proper bite, and may also recommend a bite adjustment if you are having more serious issues or experiencing discomforting when biting or chewing.

Also known as an occlusal adjustment, a bite adjustment works to remove anything which may be interfering with your bite or causing you to have an uneven bite or experience discomfort. Most adjustments are minor and often involve small procedures such as dental bonding or a slight reshaping of your tooth enamel. The procedure is generally comfortable and does not usually require the use of an anesthetic, though one is available should you desire it.

We may recommend bite adjustment if you are experiencing:

  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Uneven or excessive tooth wear
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Frequent headaches and migraines
  • The feeling of an occasional lopsided or “off” bite when chewing

These symptoms are indicators that your bite may not be in proper balance. Various factors can contribute to this, including loose teeth, shifting teeth, overcrowding, missing teeth or irregularly shaped teeth.

To learn more about bite adjustment in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Adam Schneider or Dr. Katie Staub, please call or text Schneider Family Dentistry today at 240-654-3555. Take the first step towards a more comfortable bite and improved oral health.