How Malocclusions Can Cause Headaches | Kuhni Orthodontic Studio

How Malocclusions can Cause Headaches

Main Content

How Malocclusions can Cause Headaches

Young teen with headacheHeadaches can be caused by many different things including dehydration, extreme stress, medication side effects, and tension in the neck and shoulders, among other things. However, there is a lesser-known cause for your headache, which is called a malocclusion. Malocclusion is the misalignment of the jaws and teeth.

How Malocclusions can Cause Headaches

There are a number of reasons why malocclusions can occur. These include trauma to the mouth and teeth, missing teeth, or even genetics. But no matter why a malocclusion happens, it can cause a strain on the jaw and the muscles that control it.

If too much pressure is applied to the hinge joints of the jaws (known as the temporomandibular joint), the muscles can become sore and achy or the jaw can move out of alignment. If untreated, a malocclusion will eventually cause a clicking or popping noises in the jaw, neck and jaw pain, and headaches.

Common Reasons for Malocclusion

Below are a few of the common reasons for malocclusion:

  • Tooth decay or infection
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Misaligned jaws or crooked teeth

The best way to fix malocclusions is through orthodontic treatment. If you’re suffering from the above symptoms or if you have a persistent headache, you may want to receive an orthodontic evaluation. To schedule your consultation with our Spanish Fork, Utah orthodontist, please contact Kuhni Orthodontic Studio today.

Posted on Apr 22, 2019

Share:

Archives

May 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
If you’ve just received dental braces, it can be tough to know what is and is not ok to eat or drink. Brushing and flossing…
May 11, 2020, 7:02 PM
Society’s preference for straight, white smiles can make some people feel self-conscious and wanting a change. Getting…
Apr 27, 2020, 10:03 AM
When people think about orthodontics, we often think about straight, beautiful teeth! And while this goal can indeed be met…
Apr 13, 2020, 9:00 PM
Addiction is a very real disease that affects the lives of many. Some of these harmful substances can cause damage to your…
Mar 23, 2020, 10:00 AM
Soda offers no nutrients and they are also full of sugar, including high-fructose corn syrup. This is bad for your health and…

Arial image of our location

  • CONTACT US
    phone: 801.798.6000
    email: smile@kuhniortho.com
    948 N 200 E, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

    Contact Us
  • NEW PATIENTS
    We are accepting new patients! Achieve a healthy and beautiful smile for you and your family that offers confidence, long term health, and peace of mind.

    Learn More
  • REVIEWS
    Learn more about our orthodontic practice, Damon braces, traditional braces, and Invisalign® from our current and past patients that have left us a review.

    Read More