About Bite Analysis
At City Smiles DC, Dr. Stuart Ross can perform a bite analysis to determine whether a patient has a bad bite, or if an occlusion disorder exists. We want to help our patients (of all ages) have a bright smile, healthy teeth, and a proper bite. If your teeth do not fit together just right, it can cause alignment issues, damage to your teeth and gums, and painful jaw joint problems now and in the future. When Dr. Stuart performs a bite analysis, he will measure the teeth's stability and what level of force is exerted by each individual tooth. He will also use diagnostic imaging to see how the teeth, jaw, and muscles work together, and what can be concluded from the images. If an occlusion disorder is ignored and the problems progress, the damage can become very painful, and in some cases debilitating. It is important to get proper oral health care so that you can live a healthier life. Find out more at a private consultation at our office with Dr. Ross.
"I haven't been to this office, but I had my invisalign done in Boston by Dr. Olga Spivak, who recently moved to City Smiles in DC - so I trust it must be a great place. Dr. Spivak guided me through the occasionally challenging process of fixing my bite, with an excellent result. I come from a heritage of terrible teeth so not an easy job. She's a great mix of kind and thoughtful with effective and pragmatic. A friend but also highly professional, both with clients and fellow staff. Wish she hadn't left! For the record, I asked for her new office so I could post a review, and I write them seldom. Totally unsolicited."- C.B. / Google / Mar 06, 2019
"Dr. Ross and his team are amazingly warm and friendly. They instill a sense of comfort in their patients and do all they can to make sure you understand your different options."- A.H. / Google / Mar 04, 2019
"I just returned from City Smiles and I can't express how happy (and relieved) I am with Dr. Ross and his wonderful team. I'm another one of those terrified about going to the dentist and neglected my teeth for far too long. When I had a major problem last Friday night, my husband (who has been a long-time patient) called Dr. Ross, who fit us in when he didn't have office hours on Saturday. He took his time to explain everything to me and did not make me feel neglectful or embarrassed. His bedside manner is the best I've seen with any doctor. Today, he and Deneen and Ashley took excellent care of me and I know I'll be a regular patient going forward. I can't recommend them highly enough. Thank you Dr. Ross and everyone at City Smiles!"- J.B. / Yelp / Feb 11, 2019
"Semi-Annual Cleaning Appointment - I have been coming to see Dr. Ross and his team for 28 years and have enjoyed every minute of the experience. I hope he will be around for another 28 years"- R.M. / RateABiz / Feb 08, 2019
"Highly, highly recommend City Smiles! Dr. Ross was so personable and thoroughly explained his process. He was very informative and answered all my questions. The staff was incredible as well. Very helpful in regards to insurance questions and dealing with the insurance provider."- M.S. / Google / Jan 24, 2019
What to Expect
Dr. Ross and his team will do their best to provide you with an in-depth analysis of your bite with state-of-the-art technology they have in their Washington, DC dental practice. You can 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.
You may seek a bite analysis to see what type of dysfunction or disorder of the jaw exists, and here are some of the most common signs:
- Worn, cracked, broken teeth
- Uneven, crooked teeth
- Tightness and soreness in the jaw line
- Inappropriately loose teeth
- Inflamed muscles in the jaw
- Receding gum lines
- 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 the type of imaging is required. During your private consultation with our dentist, the fee schedule will be discussed for any screening or 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.
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Less Pain, More Smiles
We can analyze and diagnose occlusal abnormalities, jaw disorders and other dental issues with our bite analysis at City Smiles DC. Many of these dental problems cause our patient's pain, and we want to help each one find the right answers to give proper treatment. Using state-of-the-art equipment in our Washington, DC office, we will gather all the information needed to give you a diagnosis. Contact our office today to set up an appointment for bite analysis.