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.
"This review only contains a rating"- A.P. / Google / Mar 19, 2017
"I was referred to Dr. Ross for veneers. Wow.....I've never felt so comfortable in the dentist chair until my visit at City Smiles. Dr. Ross and Tina were so professional, warm, and comforting. I had a lengthy procedure - 6 veneers in one day. The technology they offer creates veneers almost instantly. They talked me through every step of the process. I highly recommend Dr. Ross for veneers and plan to use City Smiles for my regular visits."- K.A. / Yelp / Nov 27, 2017
"A completely different experience than I am accustomed to from a dental practice. I have been to two types of dentists before. One has the dentists doing the cleaning and x-rays and just about everything else. The other had a hygienist do the cleaning and the dentist would come in for about 10 seconds and say "You need to brush and floss more". In either case the level of care was probably average. Dr. Ross's office was a completely new experience. Based on his credentials and the scattered gray hair (he seems to have a great humbled sense of humor too), he has been practicing for a long time so he has a lot of experience, but it looks like he keeps up with all of the latest technology and has not stagnated. Some of the equipment is impressive. I am an Engineer so it was interesting to hear about some of it and Dr Ross was excited to show me. Dr. Ross spent more time with me than any other health care provider I have ever seen. He took many close up digital images of my teeth from every angle and used a digital X-Ray machine. He was instantly able to show me exactly where the problems were and it was very clear. I could also see quite clearly that I needed to get a sharper razor. All of the other dentists I have been to look with their eyes and try to explain in words what they are seeing. It might be obvious to them but the pictures really helped me. The hygienist was very professional and thorough. If your hygienist is not referencing X-Rays and close up images as they are cleaning your teeth and gums, they are behind the times. They are flying blind. You might get out of your dentist with a checkup and cleaning for $99.95, but it looks like Earl Sheib cleaned your teeth. By the way, the 1990's called, they want their dentist back.The receptionist staff was friendly and patient. I think with the proliferation of online reviews, many practices are paying more attention to how patients are treated by employees other than just the doctor. I have noticed an improvement at other dentist's/doctor's offices and it is very clear here that it is important. Dr. Ross was forthcoming on the costs of the various procedures I should consider, some of which he could provide and others he could not. Once I saw the pictures and he explained how not fixing certain issues would degrade my teeth faster since the hard enamel is worn or chipped, it made sense what I needed to do. I have had a few crashes/hits that affected my teeth so I was not expecting the best report card, however, I did not feel pressured to do anything at any point. In fact, I left the office without making any follow up appointments. No medical procedure is cheap so there are tough decisions to be made. I will be going back to have some more work done soon though, and will schedule the rest over time. I would rather deal with the issues up front while I am younger than be getting a ton of bridges, root canals, implants ... when I am 75 which would ultimately cost a lot more money. And I will have better looking teeth now. Probably like remodeling the kitchen right after you buy the house or right before you sell it. Do I want a nice smile now or do I want to look good at my funeral? I came in from Rockville to specifically to see Dr. Ross because my wife went to see him based on the great reviews and a recommendation from a friend. She had nothing but good things to say when she came home and had two teeth perfectly repaired. There are plenty of other dentists between my house and the middle of DC but I felt like I needed to re-baseline what I should expect from a dentist. Glad I went. There is a good pastry shop, Paul, right around the corner too. Dirty up all of the work you just had done. 3% of the reason I trekked in to DC. And no matter what they say, those donuts are not "oven baked" they are deep fried. Maybe I should write a review of Paul while I am at it."- R.B. / Google / Nov 12, 2017
"Amazing experience. No pain, clean teeth, lots of knowledge, high tech without the price. Don't forget the M&M dispensers everywhere!!! Keeps you coming back!"- M.R. / Yelp / Oct 24, 2017
"Dr. Ross and his team are wonderful. Highly recommend checking them out!"- B.S. / Google / Oct 22, 2017
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.