In our practice we place great emphasis on manual functional analysis
Both the mobility and symmetry of the joints, and the maximum stress in extreme movements are examined with this analysis. This allows us to determine whether the structures in the joint, such as the head of the temporomandibular joint, the socket and the disk, function together properly with each other and with the structures around the joint, such as the musculature and ligaments.
The smooth function of the temporomandibular joint can be affected by malpositioned teeth and malocclusion, by neglect after injury, or by degenerative illnesses like arthritis.
When does analysis make sense?
Orthodontic treatment at an early age can be an opportunity to initiate the development of good joint function. When adulthood has been reached, orthodontic treatment can be a way to combat degenerative processes and wear, and to regenerate damaged structures.