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Bite change or jaw muscle change?

someguy

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Feb 8, 2010
So I posted on here like 10 months ago.. one day I bit down on some food in a weird way, my jaw jutted out to the side and I felt some pain..

The next day/two my jaw was pretty tense..

Went to some craniosacral therapists who did some work on my jaw muscles etc.

Anyway, ever since then my bite feels a bit different.. it doesnt cause any real problems.. but I feel like something changed.. my teeth dont all meet together like they used to.. Now it feels like.. if I close my teeth together, I only feel the back molars touching and the front side teeth dont touch at all? Im sure that before all my teeth (except the front would touch and feel like they all fit in together).. I feel like the only issue this causes is that I dont chew my food quite as well as I would if all my teeth met together properly.

Is it possible my teeth moved out of position? they look really good.. almost perfect.. or is it that my muscles are still out of wack 10 months later?

I dont have TMJ or anything like that.. no sounds.. no pain.. just feels different the it used to.. if there was something simple I could do to fix it that would be great.. but getting braces or any kind of surgery is pretty much not an option in my mind. Not worth it.
 

dogwoman

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Sep 21, 2011
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central New Mexico
A person's bite changes with age. After age 30, the jaw bone begins to shrink which causes the lower teeth to crowd more closely together. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, there can be deterioration of the jaw which affects the bite. If you habitually clench your teeth, or grind your teeth during sleep, that causes deterioration of the teeth (wears them down), which also causes changes in the bite.
 

someguy

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Good info.. however, im 24 and I dont have arthritis.. im healthy.. im guessing its either muscular or some shift in my teeth / jaw or something.. I might go see a dentist soon who does bite testing where they can see exactly which teeth match first with how much pressure etc..
 

dogwoman

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central New Mexico
Jaws can dislocate. The circumstance you described doesn't seem likely to cause dislocation unless there was an underlying structural problem to being with.
 


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