The TheraBite Rehabilitation System is a hand operated device that provides a simple, affordable option for mandibular hypomobility and jaw dysfunction. The Therabite device successfully alleviates trismus from cancer, trauma, TMJD, facial burns, and stroke. Click order for bitepads.
TheraBite® Jaw Rehabilitation System™

Overview | Benefits | Protocols | Indications | Insurance

 

To order the TheraBite Jaw Rehabilitation System - Click here for more info.

For Insurance billing, we require a prescription to order the Pacer CPM and TheraBite Rehab System.

 

For Providers:

If you want to order a product for your office, please call us at 1-800-206-8381. We provide professional pricing and volume discounts.

 

If you want to order a product specifically for a patient and have CMR, Inc. bill insurance and provide the item to the patient, please download and complete the Rx and Patient Info forms (PDF download). Then fax the forms to us at 303-480-9115(fax). Click the above link or visit our Download page for these forms and other brochures.

 

For Patients, do you already have a prescription?

 

Yes, I have a Prescription.

Please fax the prescription with you and your doctors name and contact information to CMR, Inc. at 303-480-9115(fax). We will work with you, your doctor and your insurance company to provide this equipment to you. Also, please call our office to confirm receipt of the prescription.

 

No, I do not have a Prescription.

Whether you found us doing research on the web or were told about the product, we can help you get the equipment that you need. Please call us at 1-800-206-8381. We will work with you and your doctor to make sure every appropriate therapy is available to you.

 

Or, download a brochure and the Rx and Patient Info forms (PDF download) and take them with you to your next doctor appointment.

 

 

Overview

 

The TheraBite Rehabilitation System is a handheld unit designed to stretch a user's jaw to treat trismus, dysfunction and hypomobility. The device uses passive motion to stretch the user's jaw, joint and facial tissues for increased mobility, flexibility, and function.

 

The TheraBite device provides a curved, anatomically correct stretch for patients to treat or rehabilitate their jaw and temporomandibular joint. The TheraBite system can be used for stretching, passive motion, and muscle strengthening. By utilizing the TheraBite system, a user can increase their range-of-motion, improve their jaw and joint function, and reduct swelling and pain.

 

Without adequate therapy, a lack of motion can deteriorate into a painful cycle of restricted jaw movement that causes difficulty with eating, speaking, coughing, and oral hygiene, which leads to more pain. The TheraBite handheld is an effective way to rehabilitate your joint by stretching and retraining your jaw muscles and tissues.

 

With continual and diligent use of the TheraBite, a typical patient can gain 1-2 mm per week in overall range of motion, with short-term gains of 1-4 mm immediately after stretching sessions. Use the TheraBite daily as directed by your doctor. Your recovery depends on your commitment to rehabilitation and is the only way to assure yourself a full, functional recovery.

 

The TheraBite device utilizes general mouthpieces in Adult and Pediatric versions (please be sure to order the correct version), and does not require custom splints or mouthpieces. The TheraBite device mouthpieces are softened by foam pads and spread the force of the stretch across the users teeth. Special pads are also available for edentulous patients.

 

The TheraBite system is clinically proven as more effective than self-exercises and tongue depressors. The system is easy to use and portable, allowing patients to perform their necessary therapy while continuing in their daily life. The TheraBite has been used by thousands of patients suffering from trismus and jaw dysfunction, and may be able to help you.

 

The TheraBite system includes the TheraBite device, a patient log, a hand aid, foam bite pads, and measuring scales, all easily carried in the carrying bag. The TheraBite device itself includes two controls, the range setting arm, and the fine adjustment knob, which allow the patient and doctor to control the therapy and prevent overstretching.

 

The TheraBite foam pads and the Range-of-Motion scales can also be purchases separately without prescription.

 

The TheraBite system should only be used under the guidance of a medical professional. The TheraBite system has been studied and successfully tested in clinical trials of post-surgical and post-radiation trismus, TMJ disorders, and traumas. Recent studies also indicate efficacy for treatement of orofacial pain and non-surgical TMJ conditions.

 

Please see the Instruction Manual for more information, warnings, and usage instrucutions.

 

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Benefits

 

  • Maximizes your jaw range-of-motion
  • Nourishes joint tissues
  • Prevents stiffness and scar tissue
  • Reduces joint pain and inflammation
  • Improves jaw function
  • Speeds your recovery
  • Develops jaw muscle strength

 

Overview | Benefits | Protocols | Indications | Insurance

 

Sample Protocols*

 

The 7-7-7:

  • Perform 7 sessions each day
  • Stretch 7 times each session
  • Hold each stretch for 7 seconds

 

The 5-5-10:

  • Perform 5 sessions each day
  • Stretch 5 times each session
  • Hold each stretch for 10 seconds

 

The 5-5:

  • Perform 5 sessions each day
  • Stretch for a 5 minutes session, repeat stretchs for 10 second, the relax for 10.

 

 

WARNING: IF YOU EXPERIENCE SHARP PAIN WHILE USING THE DEVICE, STOP USING IT IMMEDIATELY. If the pain persists or recurs, contact your doctor.

 

*These are examples only. Users should consult with a medical professional for protocols specific to their conditions.

 

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Indications
Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Arthro-fibrosis, Disuse Atrophy, Joint Replacement, Facial Muscle Disorders, Meniscectomy, Radiation Therapy, Reconstructive Surgery, TMJ/TMD, Trauma, Trismus

 

Contraindications: Mandible or Maxilla bone fracture (upper and lower jaw); and other bone weaknesses, bone infections, osteomyelitis, and osteocradionecrosis of the jaw.

 

Overview | Benefits | Protocols | Indications | Insurance


Insurance

 

Patient Pricing: Pricing is determined by a variety of factors, including your insurance policy and coverage. Please call us to discuss your benefits and the cost for these products. 1-800-206-8381


Private and Employer Insurance Companies (Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, etc.)

 

The TheraBite is sporadically covered by private insurance based on the individuals plan. We will work with you, your doctor and your insurance company to get the TheraBite system covered. Visit our Insurance Page or contact us for more information this process. The TheraBite system is better covered for Cancer and Post-Radiation patients.

 

Traditional or Original Medicare with Part B Coverage

 

The TheraBite system is covered by Part B of traditional Medicare. 80% of the cost is covered by Medicare, and the Medicare enrollee is responsible for the remaining 20%.

 

Medicare Advantage (Medicare + Choice) Plans

 

Medicare Advantage plans are generally administered like private insurance policies, and TheraBite coverage is thus determined by the individual plan.