Understanding Centric Stops and Terminal Contact Functional Quality

BEFORE: K7 Open and closing cycles (left jaw tracking Scan 2) are correlated with habitual vs. physiologic isotonic (muscle rested) position and optimal myo-trajectory (sagittal and frontal).  Guarded slow down velocity is show at this terminal contact position indicating dysfunction and impairment.

AFTER: K7 Open and closing cycles (left jaw tracking Scan 2) are correlated with habitual vs. physiologic isotonic (muscle rested) position and optimal myo-trajectory (sagittal and frontal). Improved velocity with no guarding (balanced) is achieved with mandible closing on the optimal myo-trajectory (isotonic path).