Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

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Timonium Headache ReliefDo you suffer with chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet adjustments, and Jarrettsville chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, spine alignment or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.

Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a fairly common problem with dental patients yet typically goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears.

Malocclusion can cause headaches, tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and in extreme cases, difficulty chewing, speaking or breathing.

Braces are an effective solution for many bite problems. Braces not only move teeth, they can also the position and function of the joints, muscles and bones in the jaw. In very rare cases of extreme malocclusion, jaw surgery in Timonium may be necessary.

Not all North Phoenix Lupton Farm and Jarrettsville family dentists treat bite problems. At Dr. Steven W. Haywood we treat all types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite and crossbite. For an affordable dentistry consultation in Timonium, call us at 410-453-9399.

Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium offers technologically-advanced dentistry in an environment that is quality. We offer smile whitening, veneers, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants. To learn more about our dental philosophy and available procedures, see


dentist Steve Haywood is a proud member of the Crown Council.