Many of us use bite splint therapy as a way to deprogram muscles, confirm a seated joint position, protect teeth and restorations from wear, treat TMD symptoms and engage patients. Most of us fabricate these ourselves in a conventional manner with alginate impressions, analog bite records and cold cure acrylic. Some utilize a lab to fabricate their splints
Daren Becker DMD
Sometimes the best days in our practices are not the ones where we make the most money or do the most complex dentistry. Sometimes it is changing someones life with fairly simple procedures for "relatively" low cost.
My 8 1/2 year old daughter has been severely grinding her teeth at night and I have noticed she seems to have trouble breathing. She has the classic "raccoon" eyes and has become somewhat anxious about routine events. She is skeletal class II with a very narrow arch form and developing deep bite (her upper incisors continue to erupt with no contact with