Occlusion is the relationship of the teeth of the upper and lower jaw when they are joining. Occlusion adjustment is achieving the right relationship between the dental curves. This is one of the main objectives of any dental treatment, along with the correct occlusion (correct contact of the teeth).
At present, occlusion adjustment in adulthood is an absolutely normal practice, many patients over 50-60 years old successfully correct the occlusion.
Why it is necessary to correct the occlusion:
- When the absence of contact, the teeth tends to opposite teeth; when supercontact or improper joining, the teeth are destroyed, the abrasion of the teeth appears. Both cases lead to the gradual loss of teeth, and the process takes place over the years, and not towards old age as many people believe. The tooth sensitivity appears.
- Improper joining of teeth leads to an overload of the maxillo-temporal joint, the crunch, the clicks or discomfort are appears. Headaches are often added to them.
- In the modern world, even teeth are part of the image of a healthy, successful person. In addition, an malocclusion causes an abnormal, unnatural proportions of the face.