When your teeth do not fit together correctly, it can be damaging to your teeth and gums and may also lead to pain in your jaw. A bite analysis is performed to diagnose a misaligned bite or a dental malocclusion disorder. To perform a bite analysis, cosmetic dentist Dr. Patricia Roach employs state-of-the-art technology at our office in Orlando, FL to evaluate how your upper and lower jaws fit together and determine how much force is exerted by each individual tooth. This type of analysis can identify whether you have an underbite, crossbite, overbite, or other type of dental malocclusion. Additionally, we evaluate your teeth, muscles, and jaw alignment together to look for any underlying issues that could be caused by an improper bite. If not treated properly, a misaligned bite can cause future problems that may be painful or debilitating and lead to oral damage. If you have noticed an uncomfortable or painful bite, contact Orlando Advanced Dentists today to schedule a bite analysis with Dr. Roach.
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There are numerous reasons to perform a bite analysis and determine if a dental malocclusion disorder exists. Some of the most frequent symptoms of a misaligned bite include chipped, crooked, broken, or cracked teeth, pain when you chew, persistent headaches or jaw aches, inflamed or stiff jaw joints, and a receding gumline. In some cases, bite misalignment can lead to teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, which can cause further jaw pain along with damage to teeth and dental restorations.
What to Expect
The bite analysis procedure is commonly composed of digital x-rays, a 3D scan, a bite study, and a physical exam by Dr. Roach. Once the issues with your bite are identified, there are a few different treatment options that may be recommended, depending on the seriousness of your specific situation. In more mild cases, a night guard may be recommended while some severe cases may require surgical care. Restorative dental services and orthodontic procedures are also common treatments for addressing dental malocclusion.
During and following any recommended treatment for dental malocclusion, it is important to continue attending routine dental examinations and cleanings so that Dr. Roach can assess your progress and monitor any changes in your oral health. It is also advisable to maintain a meticulous at-home oral hygiene routine, which includes regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
If you are experiencing any abnormalities in your bite or notice pain when you chew, you may need to receive a bite analysis. Dr. Roach can diagnose what might be causing the problem and help treat it before other issues occur. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, our skilled team at Orlando Advanced Dentists will gather all the information needed to give you a proper diagnosis and personalized plan to restore your bite and dental health.