Instrumental Function Diagnosis

Instrumental Function Diagnosis describes a series of technically elaborate and expensive procedures. These include fitting of jaw models into an articulator, possibly preceded by measuring with an asymmetric headgear and numerous computer-aided procedures to track the trajectory of the lower jaw. Some of these procedures are interesting from a scientific point of view but generally contribute nothing of any significance to the diagnosis and treatment of CMD. The use of most of the instrumental function diagnostic procedures is scientifically ill-founded, very expensive and of no value in determining suitable treatment.

A Tip for Patients

Do not be taken in by these flashy, highly-technical procedures and refuse any kind of instrumental function diagnostics where there is no clear and irrefutable justification for their use!