Custom-made Occlusal Splints
An occlusal splint is a slim, hard acrylic guard fitted to the upper jaw and covering the biting surfaces of your upper teeth.
It is designed to be worn at night. An occlusal splint will not stop you from grinding or clenching. It does, however, guide the jaw into a neutral position and allow for the maximum relaxation of facial-specific muscles which relieves some of the pressure on the jaw joint, reducing facial muscle pain and very effectively protecting your teeth against the destructive forces of grinding.
All of our occlusal splints are constructed in a local Brisbane dental laboratory rather than being sent to an overseas laboratory. This allows us to work in close collaboration with dental technicians to ensure the best design and fit for each individual patient.