The anatomical components of the masticatory system are the TMJs (temporo-mandibular joints). It is a complex system which may never be fully understood, but in can be broken down into fundamental components which can be treated in simple ways. One of those treatment modalities is occlusal splint therapy. We offer careful diagnosis of your patient’s underlying pains with orthodontic appliances in the form of splints. Splints are devices that are worn in the mouth similar to mouthguards that cover teeth, and work to achieve a number of goals depending on the reason for TMJ pain.
The purpose of splints is to:
We understand how many complications TMJ can cause an individual, and we will work very closely with your practice to make sure your patient’s lives are changed. You can count on our team to help your patients chew well, speak right, and allow uninterrupted sleep.
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