QuickSplint® is easy to fabricate chairside in about 5-minutes. The best way to learn how to make QuickSplint is to watch our instructional videos. If there is information or instruction that you need that you cannot locate on the video page, please contact us so that we may answer your questions.
Videos posted here and on the Orofacial Therapeutics Vimeo Channel are available for download for Study Club and staff meetings. We can also send you a link to a DropBox folder with photos and slides, or provide a flash-drive for your upcoming meetings.
This is an anatomical animation of wearing the QuickSplint and how it inhibits clenching and grinding on the posterior teeth. Keep in mind that QuickSplint can be worn on the upper or lower arch, with the same benefits.
Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates how to make a QuickSplint for a patient. In this video she is using Access Blue fast-set heavy body VPS by Centrix. You can use your favorite brand of VPS or putty, but not all materials are the same. Look for a VPS that is firm and retentive, easy to trim without pulling out of the tray or becoming brittle.
This shows the etiology of Jaw and Muscles Sprain/Strain (JAMSS) that sometimes can occur from a longer dental procedure, or for a patient who has a limited range of motion as an existing condition. As with other joints in the body, there are 4 grades of joint mobility:
1. Normal resting range of motion (teeth apart, tongue up)
2. Normal active range of motion (25 to 45 mm)
3. Maximum voluntary range of motion (45 to 60 mm)
4. Maximum involuntary range of motion (by application of a bite block, your hand or tool resting on the mandible.)
While the jaw joint and musculature are highly adaptable, in some instances the muscles become hyperactive and are in conflict when the lateral pterygoid is required to hold the jaw open on a sustained basis. This video demonstrates what can happen in cases of delayed onset of JAMSS. It is important that your staff be informed of this condition and encourage patients to call your office immediately if this occurs, rather than wait and go to Urgent Care.
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