Bite Analysis with T-scan
How important is your Bite?
Our mouth is a complex structure made of joints, muscles, teeth, and jaws. They all have to perfectly come together for a well-functioning bite.
Can incorrect bite cause your headache, affect your sleep and ruin your teeth? The answer is “Yes”.
What are potential problems if your bite isn’t right?
An incorrect bite is not always obvious, as we are used to it, but causes variety of problems.
Headache and neck pain - If your teeth don’t come together in a correct way, it can cause muscle spasms, headaches and neck pain.
Jaw pain/ TMD - A bad bite might be a reason for the inflammation of a joint that holds upper and lower jaws together. That can lead to the pain associated with arthritis, arthrosis, synovitis.
Tooth wear - Unbalanced bite can wear down teeth enamel.
Fractured or broken teeth - An incorrect bite can lead to fractures and microfractures.
Failure of dental restorations - Sometimes dental restorations fail not because they are done poorly, but because of the incorrect bite.
Tooth pain and sensitivity - Micro fractures and thinning enamel caused by bad bite can result in pain and tooth sensitivity.
Gum recession - Gum recession is often the result of unbalanced biting pressure. In some cases, the only way to prevent gum recession is to get rid of the bad bite.
How to find out if you have a correct bite?
The computer system T-Scan, by Tekscan Inc, produces multi-dimensional, highly detailed images, measuring force and angles of the biting pressure.
A T-Scan employs sensor-tray that is being placed in the patient’s mouth. As the patient bites on this sensor-tray, the tray captures directions and bite forces of multiple surfaces of every single tooth. This information then transmitted to a software and analysed.
A T-Scan can also be used to check if dental restorations are done properly for an evenly applied bite pressure.
How to treat a bad bite?
After T-Scan analysis, Dr. Rossinski will help with bite adjustment using variety of different techniques from very simple to more comprehensive.
Among those are:
Removable bite repositioning appliances.
Rebalancing orthodontic treatments like Invisalign.
Dental restorations that create correct bite.
As a result of those treatments, perfectly balanced bite will put minimal stress on the teeth, jaws and a body as a whole.