Identifying and properly treating malocclusions can be problematic. Thankfully, the days of articulation paper and pressure pastes have diminished thanks to advances in technology. While these products have been useful, not all the desired answers can be ascertained from these methods. Fortunately, our professionals at Daxon Dentistry have adopted T-Scan, an advanced method that yields far more information than other alternatives.
What is T-Scan?
T-Scans can be used for a variety of functions; primarily in diagnosing and treating an array of complications that arise from malocclusions. Occlusion simply refers to how a patient’s teeth come together when biting down. A malocclusion is referred to as an improper occlusion, more commonly known as a “bad bite.” An unstable bite can cause chronic pain and damage to surrounding teeth and tissues.
How does T-Scan work?
T-Scan has become the most effective method in diagnosing malocclusions. Similar to the routine of biting down on articulation paper, patients are asked to place the T-Scan inside of their mouths and bite down for approximately two minutes. Atop of the bite plate of the instrument are paper-thin disposable sensors. After retrieving the patient’s bite, the T-Scan measures the exact timing and force of each tooth as well as the mouth as a whole.
The mechanism transfers data to the computer and plays it back in a movie-like format. Images can then be viewed in two or three-dimensional graphics and show a full-scale visualization of every moment of a patient’s bite. These diagnostic images and videos capture information on every tooth and the overall balance of the occlusion, which is key to identifying treatment options.
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