by Whip Mix
An appliance that provides rapid pain relief for head, neck and facial pain that is due to increased muscle activity.
The manufacturers instructions were included in the package along with a training CD and book for each of the evaluators.
EACH EVALUATOR RECEIVED 2 discluders, safety straps, and storage cases, the complete Best-Bite educational package including 2 educational videos on CD, patient brochures for the waiting room, the book Stop Headaches Now and detailed doctor and patient insturction
The Best-Bite Discluder assists in the diagnosis of head, neck and facial pain due to occlusal interference.
This device must only be used for adults over the age of 18 or for children with strict parental supervision. The patient must not have loose front teeth, bridges, and fillings Or large open cavities in the front teeth. Always use the safety strap.
EVALUATION TEAM FEEDBACK
With a review from 20 evaluation team members and used on 31 patients, the Best Bite Discluder worked nicely for the initial diagnostics and gave immediate diagnostics as to occluso-muscle headaches. Most all of the evaluation team asked the patient’s if they suffered from headaches. 92% of the patients said yes they would try the Best Bite. Most of the offices who evaluated the Best Bite use a lucia Jig or an NTI and felt this was a very good alternative. 50% said they would like to see a firm bite registration material included in the packaging. 75% of the evaluators felt that the “one size fits all” approach worked for most of the patients, while the others said a severe class 2 was needed. 2 of the evaluators said they would never use this product. When asked what they liked the most about the Best Bite, Most felt it was easy to fabricate but noted it was only for short time wear. The lanyard helped to make sure patients didn’t loose it at night. When asked what they liked least, some said it was a little bulky and would like to have a smaller size offered. One evaluator said the relative largeness compared to other similar devices gives patients the piece of mind that they won’t “swallow” it as they have always felt with all of the other anterior deprogrammers.