Occlusal equilibration is the process of determining the ideal alignment for the bite and using various treatments to achieve this alignment. If your bite is out of alignment, it can cause TMJ disorders and a large amount of pain, including headaches, sore teeth, jaw pain, and more. To help you achieve the proper bite alignment, our skilled Durham, North Carolina dentists may recommend restorative dental treatments or a bite guard or splint. The bite guard or splint fits over your teeth and works to move your jaw and bite into the ideal position. Occlusal equilibration can improve the function of your smile and help you find relief from pain. For more information on occlusal equilibration, we invite you to call or visit us at Durham Dentistry today.