Full-arch (Michigan) splints
Full-arch (Michigan) splints are the most commonly prescribed form of splint. In this design of splint, all the teeth in the opposing arch are in contact with the splint. This helps to protect the teeth and restorations from the forces of excessive grinding that often happens while sleeping. Michigan splints are also used in the treatment of joint and muscle pain.
Splints can be fitted to either the top or bottom teeth.
At the first appointment we take upper and lower impressions, from which models are made. The models are sent to the dental laboratory, where the splint is made. A few days later, at the second appointment, the splint is refined to match the way your teeth fit together.