We use functional diagnostics to check the state of health of your masticatory system. This method is scientifically proven and has been tried and tested for many years, not only in dental medicine but also in medicine as a whole.

If the bite is not correct

Bite your teeth together. Ideally, this means: both rows of teeth, right and left, have the same number of contact points, the jaw joints match up symmetrically and both jaw muscles are identical.

If it does not work and your masticatory system is out of balance, the whole organism suffers. The reasons for this malfunction between the cranium and the lower jaw (craniomandibular dysfunction or CMD) may differ widely:

  • Psycho-emotional stress
  • Tension in the jaw muscles
  • Incorrect bite
  • Malocclusion of the teeth
  • Loss of a tooth or teeth

This may result in huge problems such as

  • Pains in the jaw
  • Pains in the neck, back and head
  • Tension
  • Tinnitus and earache
  • Grinding and compacting the teeth (wear and tear on the front teeth and canines)
  • Limited opening of the mouth

Functional diagnostics - help with CMD

Due to highly modern functional diagnostics, we can detect the extent to which the teeth, jaw muscles and masticatory system have been thrown out of balance. As the interconnections are very complex with a craniomandibular dysfunction, we work in conjunction with specialists from the fields of orthodontics, dental technology, orthopaedics, HNO, osteopathy and physiotherapy. We do not treat the symptoms but we remedy the cause of the pain.

Different types of splint

Whether it is therapeutic splints, protective splints or splints for athletes: Splints are helpful in various areas, for example, to relax the jaw muscles, for teeth grinding and to increase the performance of athletes.

Therapeutic splints

Therapeutic splints help to keep the lower jaw position stable and centred. This ensures the relaxation of the jaw muscles and takes the strain off the jaw joints.
Malocclusion of the teeth in the upper and lower jaw are thereby addressed. These splints, made from a variety of plastics, are made individually. The basis for this is the functional analysis.

Protective splints

So-called protective splints have no therapeutic treatment purpose but they are used for symptoms such as teeth grinding. Grinding splints are made of plastic and serve to protect the tooth structure. As the plastic is softer than the teeth, the teeth no longer wear against the teeth but make contact with the splints. The jaw joints are also relieved and protected with this type of splint. A protective splint (protrusion splint) can also help with snoring.

Perfect for athletes

How can I train steadily and intensively without suffering any loss in performance due to injuries or chronic pain? Can I decisively improve my performance and prevent injuries by improving my body posture and muscle configuration? These are questions which are sure to engage any athlete.

Splints are proven to bring higher performance capacity, more relaxed muscle and improved posture for athletes. Professional athletes therefore use individually-made splints.

Positive changes quickly emerge for athletes:

  • Even distribution of forces
  • Even muscle load
  • Balanced joint load
  • Improved body posture, coordination and endurance values
  • Improvement in response time
  • Higher strength and greater range of movement
  • Improvement in the sense of balance
  • Increase in maximum strength
  • Greater flexibility
  • Decrease in the risk of injury

Do you have any questions on the topic of functional diagnostics?

You will find answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

There are different reasons that the body can no longer balance the malfunction between the lower jaw and cranium. Stress is an important factor. Tense muscles and malocclusion of the teeth may lead to a CMD.

Functional analysis takes place in two stages: First, via manual and then through dental instrument functional diagnostics. Functional disturbances of the masticatory system are detected in this way. Impressions of the upper and lower jaws are made during the treatment and models are produced from these. A chewing simulator models the exact bite registration and records the joint movements.

Someone suffering from a craniomandibular dysfunction should always take advice from a dentist and undergo functional diagnostics. Functional diagnostics is also an advantage prior to orthodontic treatment or a time-consuming prosthetic.

Splints increase performance, the muscles are more relaxed and the body posture is improved.

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