About a Bite Analysis
If your teeth are not fitting together properly, oral issues may occur including damage to your teeth and gum, as well as pain in the jaw joint. Dr. Jeffrey Allred performs a bite analysis when a patient is experiencing a bad bite or if they have an occlusion disorder. Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Allred can measure the stability and the level of force exerted by each tooth. He can also evaluate how all parts of the mouth and jaw are working together and what further issues may be causing an incorrect or painful bite. Our goal at Allred Dental in San Marcos, CA is to both diagnose the problem and provide sufficient treatment options to prevent future issues from occurring.
"I had such a wonderful experience at Allred dental. Dr. Allred and his staff are super friendly and attentive they made me feel totally relaxed which is pretty rare for being at a dentist office. I was actually a little nervous going in for my procedure because I was scared it was going to be painful. In the contrary I felt no pain and they were finished before I knew it. It was great!! I would highly recommend Allred dental to anyone needing dental services."- C.C. / Google / Aug 21, 2017
"Honestly you couldn't find a better dentist or dental office in North County. The staff is the most professional and kind group that you'll ever meet. Dr. Allred's talent, hard work, education and premium technology is unrivaled. We've trusted him with countless issues from maintenance, ortho, to surgical. Our family includes a reluctant husband, a frugal mother and 4 children ranging from teenagers to toddlers and we all are loyal and enjoy going to Dr. Allred's office equally. Together they make every experience, every dental need as pleasurable as possible. We can't say enough about, it's just something you'll have to experience for yourself!"- K.H. / Yelp / Jun 19, 2019
"I used to be so scared of the dentist until I started seeing Dr. Allred. Everyone is so caring and they legitimately care about you as a patient and a friend. They care so much, they take your blood pressure when you sit in the chair! Thanks to Dr. Allred and his staff, I found out that I had extremely high blood pressure which was causing daily migraines and other health problems! Who knew I would find that out at the dentist? They care, they understand you financial situations, and they do everything then can to make you feel at home. Thumbs up!"- S.S. / Facebook / Nov 16, 2018
"Very friendly office! It felt like they genuinely care about your teeth and overall health. It felt like a much deeper and better cleaning than some of my past experiences ."- N.S. / Facebook / Oct 05, 2018
"Very caring office. They really care about your oral health and how it affects your overall health. They are very informative. My teeth feel much cleaner than they have ever felt at some of my past dentists offices."- N.S. / Google / Oct 04, 2018
What to Expect
Our team will do their best to provide you with an in-depth analysis of your bite using the modern technology at Allred Dental. We use TekScan occlusal analysis to evaluate the force and pressure of your bite, as well as its alignment. You may also expect to have diagnostic digital x-rays and imaging, a 3D scan, a bite study, and a physical examination of your jaw and mouth at your bite analysis appointment. After the analysis, Dr. Allred may suggest treatment options to correct the misaligned bite. One common treatment is BOTOX® that can help to relax the muscles in the jaw to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching. A custom night guard may also be recommended to protect the teeth and jaws.
You may seek a bite analysis to see what type of dysfunction or disorder of the jaw exists. Here are some of the most common signs:
- Worn, cracked, broken teeth
- Uneven, crooked teeth
- Painful chewing
- Tightness and soreness in the jawline
- Inappropriately loose teeth
- Stiff or inflamed muscles in the jaw
- Receding gumlines
- Clenching and grinding teeth when asleep or stressed out (bruxism)
- Clicking or popping in the jaw while chewing, talking, or yawning
The cost of your bite analysis will be dependent on what type of imaging is required. During your private consultation with Dr. Allred, the fee schedule will be discussed for each screening and imaging that needs to be performed. If you have insurance coverage, some of the analysis maybe be covered in part or whole. Our patient coordinator will be happy to discuss this with you at your appointment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
Less Pain, More Smiles
At Allred Dental, we can analyze and diagnose occlusal abnormalities, jaw disorders, dental issues, and overbites/underbites with our bite analysis. Many of these dental problems cause our patients pain, and we want to help each one find the answers to give proper treatment. Using state-of-the-art equipment in our office, we will gather all the information needed to give you a diagnosis. Contact Allred Dental today to set up an appointment for a bite analysis, and begin your journey toward healing so you can look forward to lots of smiles.