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Stages In Splint Therapy

Stage 1:

 
 
An impression is taken of both arches so that a model can be made on which the appliance will be fabricated. 

Stage 2:

 
 
The appliance is fabricated of a thermal plastic material which is ridged and has a flat surface.  This will allow the muscles to take over the closure pattern and help break any type of muscle spasm. 

Stage 3:

 
 
The splint is seated and adjusted to fit your bite so that every tooth is hitting the appliance at the same time.  This modification of the bite takes the pressure off the joint area and allows for healing to occur. 

Stage 4:

 
 
The appliance is worn 24/7 and is easily placed and removed to eat and brush your teeth.  As treatment progresses the appliance will be adjusted to fit your specific needs.   

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