Often patients may be unaware that their worn teeth or occlusal attrition may be the result of a poor bite (how the teeth come together). Or perhaps they are experiencing bite or muscle/joint related headaches. Through the use of a comprehensive assessment and the “Kois Deprogrammer” (removable retainer), Dr. Waldman is able to diagnose and treat many of these conditions. Bites can be corrected through various means including occlusal equilibration (smoothing teeth that may be hitting when closing too soon). Other means of correcting bite discrepancies can be accomplished through the placement of permanent restorations where needed. Orthodontics (braces) may even be a treatment option.
All patients undergoing comprehensive treatment with Dr. Waldman are carefully evaluated for any bite issues and treatment is offered when indicated. With proper bite therapy, restored teeth will have a greater life expectancy and greater comfort for the patient.