Jaw Joint Treatment
T-Scan III: for a well balanced bite
Orthodontic House is one of only a few to offer treatment for jaw joint pain and clicking of the jaw joint. Mr Rumbak has the T-Scan III technology to balance your bite.
What is a balanced occlusion?
Dental occlusion refers to the way your teeth meet when you bite together. All teeth should come in contact with one another simultaneously with minimal force. When this does not happen your occlusion is unbalanced and problems may result.
Some effects of poor occlusion:
Damaged restorations (crowns, bridges)
Excess force on implants can lead to early failure
Teeth can become loose or gums may recede
TMJ – Clicking, grinding or pain in your jaw joints, ringing or buzzing in your ears, and difficulty in opening or closing your mouth could all be due to your teeth not meeting each other properly
Flattened, worn teeth
Continual sensitivity of your teeth so temperature change
How can your bite become balanced?
An occlusal exam is available. You simply bite down on a thin sensor, which is comfortably shaped to fit the arch of your mouth. Vivid graphics display tooth contact data immediately and accurately, highlighting each tooth and force level exerted on that tooth during occlusion. This allows you and Mr Rumbak to immediately visualise problem areas before you leave the chair that day.
Ask us if the T-Scan III is appropriate for you.