An Occlusal Splint is a bite guard used to treat Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), Bruxism, or teeth clenching.
The Occlusal Splint, worn day or night, keeps the upper and lower teeth from contacting each other during chewing and guides the lower jaw in a way that allows it to move and hinge comfortably. It also protects from excessive teeth grinding during the night.
There are two types of Occlusal Splints:
- Full Arch - Worn on the upper and lower jaws, covering all teeth on the arch.
- NTI-TSS - Worn only part-time, cover only teeth in the front of the mouth.
Occlusal Splints help establish normal jaw function and greatly reduce muscle pain and tooth wear. If you have any questions about occlusal splints, please don't hesitate to call.