Occlusal Adjustment

Do you wake in the morning with sore jaws? 

An occlusal adjustment corrects the alignment of the bite, that is a result of loose, shifting, crowded, or misaligned teeth. The result is an evenly distributed bite . Once your bite is adjusted, your teeth will meet properly. The adjustment is made by using a fine diamond bur. In addition to the actual adjustment, removal mouthpieces may also be utilized, to protect the teeth and relax the jaw muscles once the adjustment is completed.  

Who is a good candidate for an occlusal adjustment?  Patients with loose or shifting teeth will many times not meet correctly. Patients, who grind or clench their teeth, will have an uneven bite and pressure distribution in the mouth, which is also corrected through an occlusal adjustment. Sometimes tooth sensitivity can be corrected through an occlusal adjustment as the treatment reduces pressure on the sensitive tooth.

New technology allows us to accurately identify the areas, which need adjustment. This data allows ua to make only the adjustments that are absolutely necessary, which ensures a well aligned bite and minimal tooth wear.

If you suspect that you may need an occlusal adjustment, schedule an appointment.

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