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Bite Analysis (Jaw Alignment Assessment) – Chicago and Hinsdale, IL

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What is a Bite Analysis?

If your teeth do not fit together correctly and align properly, it can be damaging to your gums and teeth, and can also lead to discomfort in your jawbone. An analysis of your bite is done to diagnose a poor bite or a dental malocclusion. To complete a bite evaluation, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller employs innovative technologies to check the structure of your teeth and also determine how much pressure is exerted by every tooth. A bite analysis could identify whether you have a crossbite, underbite, or overbite. We also assess your jawbone, muscles, and teeth as a whole to try to find any underlying problems, which could be the result of a poor bite. If not handled correctly, this can cause future issues, which may be debilitating or painful so it's necessary to get a diagnosis once you experience a painful or uncomfortable bite. To learn more about receiving a bite analysis at Weller Dental, contact our Chicago or Hinsdale, IL facility to schedule a consultation. 

Am I candidate?

You may have numerous reasons to ask for a bite diagnosis and decide whether a problem is present. Several of the most frequent symptoms include chipped, cracked, crooked, or broken teeth, pain when you chew, chronic jaw aches or headaches, an inflamed or rigid jawbone, along with receding gums. Sometimes, a misaligned bite may result in teeth grinding, also called bruxism, which can cause additional pain along with a reduction of dental enamel or destruction of your teeth. 

What can I expect?

We utilize diagnostic models of your teeth on a simulated articulator to evaluate interferences that can cause the bite to be prematurely hitting. Dr. Weller will evaluate your models and make adjustments to evaluate a less traumatic occlusion. We will then sit down with you to discuss premature contacts on your bite that could be some of the sources of your discomfort or reasons for breaking teeth. We will discuss the equilibration of your bite, and how the making of these adjustments can further help your teeth and the longevity of your tooth structure. A dental appliance such as a night guard may be suggested to help relax the joint and cushion the teeth during your sleeping hours.

What is the Follow-Up?

It's important to continue to attend regular dental exams so that Dr. Weller may evaluate any modifications, even after therapy. It's also advisable to continue to keep a suitable home dental hygiene regimen, including regular flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Any additional after care instructions will be administered to you by Dr. Weller or a member of his dental team at Weller Dental. 

Can I Use my Insurance?

Your cost for a bite evaluation depends upon the kind of imaging that's used. Before your bite analysis, our financial staff will get in touch with your insurance provider to ascertain what could be insured and if there will be any extra expenses. Weller Dental takes many payment options and we will be able to help you to find low-interest medical financing so that your therapy is affordable.

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Average Cost  
From $250
Recovery Time  
None
How Long It Takes  
1 Hour
Follow Up Time  
1 Week
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When you're having any abnormalities with your bite or feel pain when you eat or speak, you might want to consider a bite evaluation. Dr. Weller can diagnose what might be causing the problem and take care of it before additional issues occur. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, Weller Dental will collect all of the information required to provide you with an analysis and customized plan to renew your bite and dental wellness.

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