The position of your teeth can certainly make life hard for the muscles that bring your top and bottom teeth together and this can be the cause of your headaches. Try this. Sit quietly with your lips and teeth apart and just relax. When you are nice and comfortable, slowly begin to close and point to the place where your top teeth and your bottom teeth touch together first.
(Some will find it very hard to relax like this and will want to just clench their teeth together. If that’s you, your muscles get very little rest – it’s little wonder that they might get tired and painful. You are likely to have a lot happening in your mouth and it is probably time to find out why you are clenching regularly.)
Your bottom jaw just hangs from your head. It is positioned entirely by muscles and ligaments. What you have just done is found out that the muscles that hold your jaw in place would like your teeth to meet in one place, but that particular teeth don’t allow this to happen. So the muscles know that they would be most comfortable in a particular spot, but the teeth don’t let them use that spot. The teeth get in the way and so the muscles have to adapt to where the teeth dictate that they must be. Like any muscle that is under continuous adaptive stress, pain is common. Pain coming from the muscles that position the jaw is interpreted by our body as a headache.
People have spent many years battling debilitating headaches, only to find that relief is rapid when neuromuscular dentistry provides a physiologically balanced jaw position.