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Orthodontic Splints

    • POSTERIORS ARE INTRUDED BY ELEVATOR MUSCLES
    • UPPER INCISORS STARTS TO MOVE LINGUALLY
    • LOWER INCISORS MIGHT MOVE LABIALLY & SUPRAERUPT
    • LINGUALIZED UPPER INCISOR INTERFERE WITH ARC OF CLOSURE & FORCE THE CONDYLE TO DISTALIZE
    • Fabrication:
    • 1. The mandible must be directed by the splint to a position that aligns the condyle with the disk.
    • 2.The mandible must be prevented from from closing or clenching distally to the position¬† of disk of alignment.
    • 3.Both anterior and posterior segments should share anchorage for directing the mandible forward.

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