To thoroughly assess your jaw muscles and determine the optimal healing position of your orthopedic appliance, Dr. Cope measures muscle activity (surface electromyography), and jaw movements. In combination with a thorough history and detailed clinical examination, this technique provides objective, documentable, valid, and reproducible information about the functional status of your jaw muscles. She also utilizes T-scan to objectively assess your bite. For more information about physiologic dentistry visit www.leadingdentists.com.
In a small percentage of cases phase II therapy, such as orthodontics, a long term appliance, or restorative dentistry, is required to modify your bite and place your jaw in a comfortable and physiologic position. Surgical treatments are rarely needed. Not everyone can experience complete recovery, but most can expect significant improvement and a better quality of life