When your teeth do not fit together properly, it can be damaging to your teeth and gums, and can also result in pain in your jaw. A bite analysis is performed to determine if you have a bad bite or an occlusion disorder. To administer a bite analysis, Dr. Kenneth Ingber and his team of dental professionals utilize state-of-the-art technology at our office in Washington, D.C. to test the strength of your teeth and determine how much force is exerted by each individual tooth. The analysis can identify when you have a crossbite, underbite, or overbite. Additionally, we evaluate your jawbone, muscles, and teeth together to look for any underlying difficulties that might be caused by a bad bite. If not treated properly, a bad bite can result in future problems that could be painful or debilitating so it is crucial to receive a diagnosis after you notice an uncomfortable or painful bite. To receive a bite analysis, contact Ingber Dental.
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There are lots of reasons to get a bite analysis and determine if a disorder exists. Some of the most typical symptoms include chipped, cracked, crooked, or broken teeth, pain while chewing, persistent headaches or jaw aches, inflamed or stiff jaw, and a receding gumline. In some cases, a misaligned bite can lead to teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, which can cause further jaw pain and a loss of enamel.
What to Expect
Your bite analysis usually is made up of digital x-rays, a 3D scan, a bite study, and a physical evaluation. Once the issues with your bite are identified, there are a few different treatment options, depending on the intensity of your circumstance. In more mild cases, a night guard is usually recommended, though some severe cases may require surgical treatment.
It is important that in case you have another disorder or issues with your bite, you should continue to schedule routine dental examinations so that we can assess any changes even after treatment. It is also wise to continue to maintain a correct at-home oral hygiene routine, which includes regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash.
The price of a bite analysis is dependent on the sort of imaging that is used. Prior to your analysis, our financial team will contact your insurance company to determine what may be covered and if there will be any additional costs. Ingber Dental accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find medical financing so your treatment is as affordable as possible.
If you are experiencing any abnormalities in your bite or notice pain when you speak or eat, you may need to receive a bite analysis. At Ingber Dental, we can diagnose what could be causing the matter and help treat it before other problems occur. Employing state-of-the-art technology, our skilled team will gather all the information needed to give you a diagnosis and personalized treatment to restore your bite and dental health.