Why do we do functional analyzes

Functional analysis

Chronic tension, headaches and back pain are a common phenomenon. Hardly anyone would suspect the cause of a "wrong bite" - that is, a misalignment between the skull and the lower jaw. Therefore, most patients are not aware that what is known as CMD (craniomandibular dysfunction) could be responsible for their condition. Sufferers often go through a doctor-to-doctor odyssey without finding the cause of their pain problem. A misalignment of teeth and jaws should not be underestimated - it can manifest itself not only in chronic pain in the face, jaw muscle, jaw joint and neck area, but also in tinnitus, migraines and sleep disorders. A systematic functional analysis can be used to determine whether you are also affected. Because if the bite is not right, serious consequences for teeth (increased wear of front, canine and posterior teeth, tooth loosening), masticatory muscles and temporomandibular joints are inevitable.

Functional analysis - perfect diagnostics for malpositions

If the interaction of individual components of the chewing system is only minimally disturbed, incorrect loading occurs, which in the long term can damage the entire dentition. A functional analysis detects disturbances in the interaction between teeth, jaw joint and masticatory muscles and allows an analytical assessment of the functional state. We have two types of functional analysis: clinical and instrumental.

Theclinical functional analysis includes various examination methods that can give indications of misalignment of teeth and jaws. First, we examine the incisal edges and chewing surfaces of the teeth for possible abrasion of tooth enamel. We also scan the muscles and the temporomandibular joint to find pain points and hardened muscles. This also includes checking the range of motion in the jaw. Finally, we listen to the temporomandibular joint for rubbing, grinding, or cracking when moving.

Theinstrumental functional analysis is a further examination that follows the functional examination if necessary. With the help of innovative dental equipment, a model of the jaw is created that faithfully reproduces the jaw and tooth contacts. This allows jaw and chewing movements to be simulated and precisely reproduced.


We have many years of experience and proven qualifications in the field of functional analysis. We are happy to advise you in detail and get to the bottom of your complaints. We look forward to seeing you in our practice in Königsdorf near Wolfratshausen, Geretsried & Bad Tölz.