bitefork

relearning the right bite

Biting forces of humans

The biteforces depend largely on the force that can be achieved by the individual components (musculus masseter, temporalis, pterygoideus medialis) and by the distances between the exerted force and these muscles or the joint.

The range of human bite forces is very broad and differs due to gender and age. The bite force can be surprisingly high despite missing or loose teeth, and can be low despite a complete dental arch and perfect teeth.

The “normal” range of human bite forces can be assumed to range from 200 to 700 Newton ( 45 to 160 lbs), depending on the region and the way it was measured. 

relearning proper biting through visual feedback

Balancing  bite forces or relearning subtle force perception may help when there are complaints originating from the masticatory muscles

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Bite training-there is a possible positive effect on prevention of loss of cognition

Loss of masticatory strength and the subsequent  reduction of the use of your proper bite deprives your brain  of important input

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Bite forces of individuals in clinical conditions are mostly unknown.

We wanted to  build a device for determining the absolute biting forces
and we developed


the bitefork

the bitefork with USB connection 
( not available anymore)



With the bitefork  the biteforces could be measured precisely under clinical conditions.

Eventually we recognized that this device is very valuable for the rehabilitation of lost, weak  or imbalanced biting strength.


That is why we are now planning to develop a wireless bitefork through which eventually  biting training can be conducted remotely by internet.



Let's go for it. 

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