Malocclusions and other dental-medical discrepancies can cause complications in your patients’ oral and overall health. Our rehabilitation courses at Advanced Prosthetics Institute are designed to help you correct these problems and help your patient enjoy a better quality of life. Call 928-776-0239 today to learn more about the treatment of malocclusions and other occlusal discrepancies and to register for your course with our dentist.
Malocclusion is the misalignment of the teeth and jaws. It can be caused by both hereditary and environmental factors, and usually occurs during the patient’s growth and development in their earlier years. Problems involving the alignment of teeth are easier, quicker, and less expensive to treat when correct early. However, it is not uncommon for a patient to develop an occlusal problem or discrepancy later in life.
During your courses, our dentist will teach you how to use T-Scan technology to analyze your patient’s bite. The T-Scan device records bite force dynamics, including occlusal force, location, and timing. These measurements are used to determine where the discrepancies the bite are, and aid in planning appropriate treatment to minimize the destructive forces of your patient’s malocclusion.
Treatments for malocclusion may involve orthodontic treatment, restorative treatments, or tooth extractions. Treatment options you may want to offer your patients include:
- Removable orthodontic appliances
- Fixed orthodontic appliances
- Tooth contouring
- Dental bonding
- Dental crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Implants
- Bite Splints/Night Guards
For more information on treating malocclusion and occlusal discrepancies, and to sign up for your biofunctional courses, contact our office today.