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Bite Analysis
As the name rightly suggests, a bite analysis, studies a jaw joint, analyses the relationship between the upper and lower jaws, notes dental contact points and assists in the determining jaw position or the relevant dental impression. Since the position of the lower jaw is flexible, it readily adjusts in any changes to the jaw joint. This results in extreme pain in the face, jaw and even head, if the deture or orthodontic apparatus is faulty. People with less or no teeth are more susceptible to this discomfort because there is no reference point of dental contact points for the dental technician to base his making of a denture. A bite analysis is undertaken to procure a tentative dental impression and make approximate dental contact points of the jaw joint to provide a working basis to the dental technician.
Produced: 04/2011
I just came from a orthodontist consultation for my 7 yr old girls...and they too, have overcrowding. The dr. said, while they USED to do is now recommended that they now try to avoid that if possible. Pulling teeth evidently changes the jaw line as they grow, casing it to drop inward---causing them not to "age as well" as they mature. I had teeth pulled as a child (to make way for braces) and so did a friend of mine (who is 52). We both do not have a well-defined jaw-line because our chins don't jet out as much as most people's do. My kids will be wearing an expander for their top teeth and a lip bump for the bottom teeth. In another 3 or 4 yrs...they should be ready for the full-fledged braces!
Posted: 10 years ago