"Jaw tracking" is one of the main steps of NMD that involves precise identification and recording of the data corresponding to the relationship of the mandible to the skull. It also records the mandibular movements.
The data produced by Jaw tracking has following important roles:
Allows the dynamic study of action of mandible as it records the opening and closing of the mandibular path. This facilitates the identification of various TMJ anomalies.
The recording of precise relationship of the mandible to the skull provides useful information for diagnostic process, and for registration of a neuromuscular bite.
Records and verifies that patient's closure to centric occlusion is on a neuromuscular (physiologic) trajectory.