An equilibration is the very slight recontouring of the teeth to create a bite that is in balance with the chewing muscles and jaw joint, (Temporomandibular Joint, or “TMJ”). This exacting process is carried out by your dentist using a retainer-like appliance called a Kois Deprogrammer.
An equilibration is the most effective way to improve an unbalanced bite. When a bite is unbalanced, facial muscles must compensate for the way teeth fit together. This puts stress on the muscles, teeth and jaw joint, and may result in muscle pain, headaches, abnormal wear on teeth and, eventually, unhealthy changes to the joint itself.
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