Diagnosis of Malocclusion using T-Scan technology - Dr. Dagostino, Parma Ohio Dentist
Diagnosis of Malocclusion using the T-Scan
Newsletter for December, 2006
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! I hope that everyone has a
super holiday season filled with love, family, and good times.
I have been fortunate to practice dentistry for over 22 years, during
which time our profession has witnessed some of the most incredible
technologic advances in the history of mankind. A few weeks ago I attended
a seminar in Toronto, Canada, where I was exposed to the newest advances
in the diagnosis of malocclusion (the T-Scan). Occlusion is basically the
way a person’s teeth fit together and malocclusion or “bad bite” can
cause a plethora of dental and/or systemic problems. Fractured teeth,
periodontal disease, TMJ dysfunction, headaches, ear problems, and muscle
spasms have all been attributed to malocclusion.
Before the T-Scan most dentists diagnosed malocclusion utilizing a very
imprecise technique which involved a piece of carbon paper. Multiple
research studies have demonstrated this technique to be completely flawed
and prone to erroneous results. The T-Scan diagnostic technique involves
the utilization of space age mylar which is connected to a computer.
The computer reads the intensity of the force each individual tooth
generates and allows the clinician to adjust the “bite” so all the
teeth will hit or occlude evenly. Our office is currently charging $275.00
for a T-Scan evaluation and treatment.
Should you or someone you love feel they have a “bad bite” please
contact our office for a T-Scan evaluation.
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS
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