Q: Dr. Toomey, you’ve assessed my bite and recommended a bite equilibration with models. What does this mean? What are the costs? What do those costs include?
A: After some initial evaluating, I may recommend you proceed onto further evaluation. This means having one of my dental assistants acquire some needed measurements. They will do this by taking models of your upper and lower teeth. They will also take a measurement between your teeth and your ears, a warm wax bite and photographs. You’ll then make your next appointment and go home. I’ll look at all of the information gathered by my assistants to determine the proper course of treatment for you. If occlusal equilibration is necessary, the cost ranges from $600.00 – $1,855.00. This includes the measurements, analysis & diagnosis with this information, guards (if needed initially), subsequent appointments to properly fit the guard and equilibrate teeth to correct the problem.
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