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Bite Analysis (Jaw Alignment Assessment) – Orange, CA

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about bite analyses

If your teeth are misaligned, it may be damaging to your gums and teeth, and can also cause discomfort in your jaw joints. An analysis of your bite is done to help determine if you have a poor bite or a dental malocclusion. To complete a bite evaluation, Dr. Patrick Yoshikane uses innovative technologies at his practice in Orange, CA to ascertain how much pressure is exerted by every tooth. A bite analysis could identify if you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. We also assess your muscles, jaw, and teeth as a whole to determine any underlying issues, which may be brought on by a poor bite. If not handled correctly, a poor bite may lead to future issues, which can be debilitating or painful so it's important to get a diagnosis when you observe a painful or uncomfortable bite. To schedule a bite analysis, contact our team at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S.

Best Candidates

You may have several reasons to seek a bite diagnosis and decide whether a disorder is present. Several of the most common symptoms include crooked, cracked, chipped, or broken teeth, painful chewing, chronic jaw aches or headaches, inflamed or rigid jaw muscles, along with receding gums. Sometimes a 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 with tekscan

The bite analysis procedure consists of electronic imaging, a 3D oral scan, Tekscan bite analysis, along with a physical examination from Dr. Yoshikane. During this visit, our team will use Tekscan technology to measure the level and timing of force exerted by each of your teeth as you bite. Tekscan also determines the overall force exerted by all of your teeth as they work in unison. Once the problems with your bite are recognized, there are a couple of treatment methods based on the severity of your case. In more moderate instances, a nighttime dental guard is generally advocated while some serious problems may need operative therapy.

Follow-Up

It's essential that if you experience a problem with your alignment, you should continue to attend regular dental exams to ensure that Dr. Yoshikane evaluates any modifications, even after therapy. You should also continue to keep a proper home dental hygiene regimen, including regular flossing, brushing, and mouthwash.

ANTICIPATED COSTS

Based on your dental insurance coverage, some of your costs may be paid. After talking to your insurance company, we can better calculate your out-of-pocket costs. At your consult, the team of Dr.Yoshikane can go over payment methods, along with financing, to help make your procedure affordable.

schedule your tekscan 

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. Dr. Yoshikane can diagnose what may be causing the issue and take care of it before additional issues happen. Using state-of-the-art technologies, Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. will collect all of the information required to provide you with an analysis and customized treatment plan to improve your bite and overall wellness.

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