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I started having jaw problems about 12 years ago.

My bite was perfect, then I went to an orthodontist and he gave me a full time splint for 6 weeks. It gave me an overbite.

After years of discomfort now the left side of my jaw is descending downward and my teeth do not touch at all on that side. I have constant neck and jaw pain.

Is there a way to wire my jaw back in it's god given position and get my original bite back? Or would surgery work?

I want my jaw back where it belongs and hopefully it would lessen my pain as well. Please help ...Visitor from GA

Answer:
Getting your "god-given" bite back is going to be a tall order.

However, hopefully there is a bite for you that would be functional and allow you to be pain free.

There are many factors in determining a biting position and your note doesn't address many of these so giving a concrete answer isn't possible.

What I can tell you is that I have worked on a great number of cases where we worked to restore someone's bite with the help of orthodontists, and oral surgeons.

It is possible to get three dimensional xrays that would help to determine where things should be and then develop a plan on how we could get you back to where you want to be.

You need to be prepared for what could most likely be a long involved treatment.

Christopher McFarland, DMD
Atlanta Prosthodontist - Periodontist
2530 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur - Duluth - Atlanta, GA
(770) 492-0256

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