Bite Analysis (Jaw Alignment Assessment) – TekScan (T-Scan) – Arlington Heights, IL

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Overview

If your teeth do not fit together properly, it may be damaging to your gums and teeth, and can also result in discomfort in your jaw. An analysis of your bite is done to determine if you have a poor bite or a dental malocclusion. To complete a bite evaluation, Springer/Orser Dentistry utilizes innovative technologies, such as the TekScan Occlusal Analysis System, to check the potency of your teeth and also ascertain how much pressure is exerted by every tooth. A bite analysis could identify when you have a crossbite, overbite, or underbite. We also assess your muscles, jaw, and teeth as a whole to try to find any underlying difficulties, which might be brought on by a poor bite. If not handled correctly, a poor bite may result in future issues, which could be debilitating or painful so it's crucial to get a diagnosis once you observe a painful or uncomfortable bite.

About TekScan

The TekScan (T-Scan) Occlusal Analysis System allows for a precise measurement of your bite's mechanics. It is also able to create in-depth records of your bite both before and after your treatment so that our dental can easily access them on a computer. The T-Scan system works by measuring the timing and force of the bite at various points within the mouth. Then, a comprehensive treatment plan can be created based on the findings in your T-Scan bite analysis.

Best Candidates

You may have lots of reasons to get a bite diagnosis and decide whether a disorder is present. Several of the most typical symptoms include broken, chipped, cracked, or crooked teeth, pain while chewing, chronic jaw aches or headaches, inflamed or rigid jaw, along with receding gums. Sometimes, an misaligned bite may result in teeth grinding, also called bruxism, which may cause additional pain along with a reduction of dental enamel.

What to Expect

Your bite analysis usually is made up of electronic imaging, a 3D oral scan, a bite study, along with a physical evaluation. Once the problems with your bite are recognized, there are a couple of treatment methods based on the intensity of your circumstance. In more moderate instances, a nighttime dental guard is generally advocated, though some serious problems may need operative therapy.

Follow-Up

It's essential that in case you experience a second illness or problems with your alignment, you should continue to schedule regular dental exams to allow our dental team to make any necessary modifications, even after treatment. It's also important to continue to keep a correct home dental hygiene regimen, including regular flossing, brushing, and mouthwash.

Insurance Coverage

Your cost for a bite evaluation depends upon the sort of imaging that's used. Before your your bite analysis, our financial staff will get in touch with your insurance provider to ascertain what could be insured and if there will be any extra expenses. Our office also takes many payment options and we will be able to help you to find low-interest medical financing so that your therapy is affordable.

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Bite Analysis

When you're having any abnormalities with your bite or feel pain when you eat or speak, you might want to be given a bite evaluation. We can diagnose what could be causing the matter and assist take care of it before additional issues happen. Employing state-of-the-art technologies, we will collect all of the information required to provide you with an analysis and customized treatment to renew your bite and dental wellness.

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