Wearing braces is the usual corrective measure taken to straighten misaligned teeth and this can be very off-putting to many people. However, ignoring the problem can have long-term implications for both dental and medical health. Dental issues stemming from a misaligned bite range from minor conditions to more serious problems that will require a visit to the dentist for treatment.

The most common issues that have been linked to a misaligned bite include:

– Gum recession

– Headaches and jaw pain

– Tooth sensitivity

Even the slightest misalignment should be corrected as it “can lead to chronic issues” which could have been averted with early intervention. More detailed information can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/misalignedteeth/.


Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.