Performed by an instrument
called an articulator
. It mimicks the movements of the jaws. E.g. Whipmix articulator, Denar articulator.
Used by dentists
to articulate study
models of their patient's teeth in the correct relationship
- ie the relationship
between the upper jaw
, the lower jaw
and the jaw joint
of the patient's teeth are taken and study models
made of them. These study models are then mounted on the articulator with dental plaster
. The correct position of the models, or casts, are determined by a wax bite record.
It is used so that the dentist can play with the arrangement of your teeth with out your cheeks, lips, throat and tongue out of the way.