Hi all--can you tell me what kind of night splints you wear? Are they upper splints, or lower? Also, how are they constructed? Are all the teeth in contact, or are some left not touching. (I thought this leads to your teeth errupting ..sp) What are the pros and cons of wearing an upper vs. a lower?
Thanks---I've heard different opinions on this topic, and I don't want to get anything that's going to shift my teeth in any way.
hi ihave just got a standard arcylic type splint from my dentist it first covered all of my teeth and bu he has now adjusted it and it covers the front teeth and four around each side.my back teeth cannot touch each other when its it...
not sure whats best sorry i have had mine for two weeks and its helpin as im a chronic clencher
I have an upper acrylic guard that I got from my dentist for about $450. It covers all of my teeth. One side of my teeth do not touch, but I have an open bite, so it isn't the mouth guard's fault. I have been wearing it for about a year and have recently experienced the onset of several painful TMD symptoms. I have no idea if the two are related, but it might be something to keep in mind, There are so many varying opinions about bite guards, I know it gets very tricky if/when you decide to finally get one!
I have an upper splint. It covers all of my upper teeth. I think an upper splint is probably better than a lower splint, because that's the one the prosthodontists think to make first. I have never heard of a lower splint, and I don't know why they would make one. I also think an upper splint would be better, because when we sleep, we tend to open our mouths and close them again. The lower jaw moves while the upper jaw remains still. I think it would be less noticeable and more comfortable if the splint were on the top than on the bottom.