Occlusal splints are commonly used to alleviate symptoms caused by bite problems, including headaches, joint pain, wear and tear and muscle tension. Depending on the type of splint used, they can be both a diagnostic tool and a way to temporarily relax the jaw and reduce pain and tension.
The splints work by creating a platform that prevents the back teeth from biting together, although there are variations on this. The splint frees up the muscles and jaw joint to relax into their physiologically ideal resting position without any influence from maximum intercuspation.
Whatever kind of occlusal splint you choose to prescribe, we can create it for you. Here's a selection of our most popular splints. Any of these can be modified to meet your patients' individual needs.