What is Equilibration?

The Martin Center for Oral Health and Aesthetics” is a premier cosmetic dentist practice in Roswell run by Dr. Wyman Martin. He is committed to staying abreast of the latest developments in dental science. One element of cosmetic dentistry that the practice addresses is called equilibration—it involves the proper alignment of the jaw and teeth. This can affect everything, from the way you smile to the way that you chew. Learn more about equilibration and how it could be affecting your own dental health.


What Is Equilibration?

In dentistry, equilibration is ensuring that the jaw and teeth rest together comfortably. The idea is to ensure that the teeth, joints and muscles of the mouth are in balance. When they are all in the right position, there is an equal distribution of force that ensures the long term stability of the teeth, gums and jaw. When there are unequal forces being distributed throughout the mouth, that can cause the teeth to shift, grind and become chipped over time. It can also cause jaw problems like TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.


Goals of Equilibration 

Dr. Martin is a cosmetic dentist in Roswell who helps patients struggling with equilibration problems. Many people ignore these issues for a long time, but don’t realize how it may be affecting the condition of their teeth and even the way that they eat or talk. Ideally, when the back teeth close together, the jaw should be in a neutral and comfortable position. The goal of equilibration is to ensure that there isn’t any undue pressure on specific teeth or discomfort in the jaw muscles.


Equilibration Treatments

Dentists often fix equilibration issues by selectively adjusting high spots to equalize biting pressure. Severe cases may require some orthodontic treatment, or replacing missing teeth or faulty restorations. Wearing a night guard can also help protect the teeth and relieve pressure.


Talk to a Dentist

See cosmetic dentist Dr. Martin at The Martin Center For Oral Health and Aesthetics if you have a problem related to equilibration. Call the Roswell office at (770) 993-7424 to schedule an appointment at a date and time that’s convenient for you."

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