Occlusal Appliance Therapy (Bite Guard)

There are many conditions for which we may recommend occlusal appliance therapy, commonly called a bite guard.  When deciding what type of occlusal appliance therapy, we examine a patient’s joints, muscles, occlusion, posture and habits.  There are many diagnostic, therapeutic and restorative options to consider based on a patient’s symptoms.  Please consider requesting an occlusal analysis appointment with either Dr. Chad Colson or Dr. Jill Colson if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • jaw joint pain
  • limited mouth opening due to pain
  • chronic head and neck muscle tenderness
  • headaches associated with clenching
  • tooth wear or bruxism

An anterior bite plane is a very useful diagnostic tool that we use in our practice.  Please watch the following video to understand the purpose behind an anterior bite plane.

For more information about Occlusal Appliance Therapy (Bite Guard) or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Colson or Dr. Colson, call our office in Greenville, SC at Greenville Office Phone Number 864-271-6705.