Evaluation of Gnathic system with attention given to occlusion and Muscle tone.
a. Tooth wear patterns,
b. Jaw opening, how wide? measure. lateral movement during open/close
c. Freedom to move laterally, how far? measure.
d. occlusal plane - steep curve? interupted? missing and/or tipped teeth, uneven marginal ridges.
e. Midline deviation
f. Ortho Class - I, I with *variation, II,II2, III, pseudo III, and note variations
g. Tongue habits retraction during opening** using tongue to brace the mandible during swallowing***, during speech, resting the mandible.(tongue placement for comfort) ...