The TheraBite Rehab System is a hand operated device that provides a simple option for jaw hypomobility and dysfunction. The Therabite device successfully alleviates trismus from cancer, trauma, TMJD, facial burns, and stroke. Available in Standard (AT1000), Pediatric (AT1005)
(<10yo) and Edentulous (AT1000 + AT1054).
The TheraBite system retails for $580.00, however your actual cost can vary widely based on insurance coverage, deductibles, coinsurance, and other issues. We do provide insurance billing for the TheraBite system. We also have discounts for no-coverage, Medicaid, and more. Please call us for more information about pricing and ordering.
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 reduce swelling and pain.
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.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
- Perform 7 sessions each day
- Stretch 7 times each session
- Hold each stretch for 7 seconds
WARNING: IF YOU EXPERIENCE SHARP PAIN WHILE USING THE DEVICE, STOP USING IT IMMEDIATELY. If the pain persists or recurs, contact your doctor.
- Perform 5 sessions each day
- Stretch 5 times each session
- Hold each stretch for 30 seconds
*These are examples only. Users should consult with a medical professional for protocols specific to their conditions.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.
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 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 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 treatment of orofacial pain and non-surgical TMJ conditions.
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. Please see the Instruction Manual for more information, warnings, and usage instructions.Insurance Coverage
Pricing and costs are determined by a variety of factors, including your insurance policy, benefits 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 Blue Shield, BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Human, UHC, 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 no longer billable to Part B of traditional Medicare due to recent changes in the coverage policies. For more information about this change, please see our blog post: Medicare Coverage for the TheraBite System. However, we do carry other jaw motion rehab systems that provide the same therapy as the TheraBite device and are still available for coverage by Medicare. Please contact us for more information.
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.