During the last decade, clinicians have gained a greater appreciation of the complex relationship between teeth, temporomandibular joints and the muscles of mastication.
Science and clinical experience make it clear that these dynamic factors play a controlling role in the outcome of all dental procedures. However, the necessary technology to objectively measure these inter-relationships in everyday practice has either been cost prohibitive or entirely lacking, until now.
The new K7 Evaluation System from Myotronics-Noromed is affordable, comprehensive, and successful. The K7 pioneers the next plateau in dentistry. Now you can improve your treatment accuracy and expand your practice through the use of advanced computerized patient evaluation.
The data provided by the K7 often is the missing piece that allows the clinician to fit together the occlusal puzzle. In this way, the full picture of the patient's need becomes clearer, contributing additional information so the doctor's diagnosis and treatment can be confidently implemented.
It is important to understand why modern day occlusal evaluation recognizes the need to measure occlusal phenomena.
For optimal diagnosis and therapy, the clinician must be able to measure physiologic phenomena that indicate the state of occlusal function and its effect on both masticatory muscles and temporomandibular joints.
Since teeth are designed for masticatory efficiency and occlusal stability, proper bracing of the mandible provides for forceful muscle acts such as swallowing. So, a malpositioned occlusion will place abnormal stress on masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joints.
The key in all of this is correct evaluation of these occlusal factors in a way that gives the clinician scientific, objective data upon which to base the diagnosis and treatment plan and, to monitor and document treatment results.