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Old 08-05-2005, 08:14 AM   #1
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retainer & splint

I used to have braces so now I have a retainer that is the clear plastic kind that goes over all your teeth. Is that the same as a splint? WIll it work the same? Or should I also get a splint for TMJ?

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Old 08-05-2005, 09:11 AM   #2
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Re: retainer & splint

It sounds to me like your retainer is being used to keep your teeth in their "new" position following Ortho. work. If so, this appliance is not the same thing as a splint. You'll have to get a splint specifically designed for TMJ problems.

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Old 08-07-2005, 08:31 AM   #3
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Re: retainer & splint

Oh ok, thanks. I wasn't sure and it's not like I really have anyone to ask because my doctors aren't treating my TMJ anymore. So, I am going to go to a new dentist up at school because I'm in college now.

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