Parafunctional Analysis & Diagnostic~Restorative Application
I have been wanting to share some of my practical 'research'~clinical retrospective and its application on XP.
This is the work that my wife, Dr. Jeanine McDonald and I did from about 2002-2012, and how we applied it to diagnostic and clinical dentistry.
Over the course of about 10 years, Jeanine and I colored orthotics/appliances/nigtguards and analyzed the patterns that were created by noctural bruxing, as well as any changes.
Long story short-the patterns never changed. Pre-ortho, post-ortho, pre-restorative, post-restorative, pre-equilibration, post equilibration...
I broke the patterns down into three groups. Of the 300+ cases we analyzed, here are the breakdowns that we saw.