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Old 01-18-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
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Splint Question

Hi all...

I have been wearing a splint since high school (I am now 34). It is a lower, and I only wear it at night.

It seems to have realigned my jaw. During the day, when I am not wearing it, only my front teeth come together. My back teeth don't touch at all unless I force my lower jaw backwards. If for some reason I dont wear my splint for a few days, I notice my lower jaw slowly going back, and all my teeth will come together.

I have noticed this for some time but never thought to ask about it. I guess I can't clench my teeth as much if they are only hitting in the front, but I still do it. Some times I feel like it is unconciously bothering me, like my bite just isnt coming together right.

I hope all of that made sense...thanks!!
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:05 PM   #2
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Re: Splint Question

it does make sense. your jaw will be pulled up because you have no support for your joints. therefore, the muscles will take control and pull it up. but if you have teeth there to support the joints, your muscles will not pull it up. this is what phase II is about. the dentist will most likely use braces to pull up your posterior teeth to support the bite accomplished in phase I (splint therapy). hope that makes sense


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Old 01-18-2006, 04:00 PM   #3
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Re: Splint Question

Not once has any orthodontics been mentioned to me!
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