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K7 Evaluation System – Ann Arbor, MI

Enjoy Advanced technology for TMJ Therapy

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on either side of your face. It allows you to perform simple, everyday tasks, like chewing, speaking, and even yawning. Most people don’t ever think about the joint, but for 10 million Americans, it’s a source of pain and discomfort. There are times when the joint functions incorrectly, leading to limited mobility of the jaw and many uncomfortable symptoms. Dr. Olsen can help you get the relief you need. He embraces the latest innovations when providing TMJ treatment. With the K7 Evaluation System in our Ann Arbor, MI dental office, you’ll enjoy the best neuromuscular dentistry has to offer.

What is the K7 Evaluation System?

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The K7 Evaluation System is a revolutionary piece of technology that provides detailed information using 3 technologies for measuring, displaying, and storing data. It’s used to evaluate the anatomical status and function of the jaw using tracking, electromyography, and joint sonography. This information enhances Dr. Olsen’s ability to diagnose and treat TMJ disorders. Essentially, it gives him the final piece of the puzzle to have the complete picture necessary to move your jaw into its optimal position.

How Can the K7 Evaluation System Help Me?

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Often, the first course of treatment for a TMJ disorder involves moving the jaw into a more natural resting position using a custom-fit oral appliance. This takes the pressure off the joint to reduce symptoms while also retaining your jaw to rest there naturally.

The K7 Evaluation System helps create third-dimensional images of the status and function of the muscles that control the jaw. The computerized equipment gives your dentist in Ann Arbor more information about your jaw’s function and position when chewing, swallowing, and other movements.

Dr. Olsen can then measure and study the patterns of movement when the jaw is opening and closing. This allows him to pinpoint the ideal location for your upper and lower teeth to rest comfortably. He can also measure the muscle activity to precisely determine the ideal location to adjust your jaw.

Understanding the complex relationship between the teeth, temporomandibular joints, and the muscles allow Dr. Olsen to create more personalized treatment plans for more effective results. This gives him better control over the outcome of your treatment by having precise measurements when creating your oral appliance.

What Can I Expect?

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The K7 Evaluation System is a simple and noninvasive solution to gain invaluable information. It uses multiple sensors to track the motion of tiny magnets that are placed within the mouth using an adhesive material.  This doesn’t obstruct oral functions or cause discomfort while the device gathers the information necessary for Dr. Olsen to diagnose and treat your TMJ disorder.

Benefit from The Best Today!

You don’t need to live with reoccurring jaw pain. You can benefit from the best dentistry has to offer using advanced technology. Dr. Olsen used state-of-the-art equipment to treat TMJ disorders. Contact our dental office today to schedule your consultation. You’ll get the relief you need using the K7 Evaluation System.