CAD PRINTED SPLINTS
Dobson Ortho Laboratory is one of the few labs in the market that offers CAD Printed Splints. Digital design means pinpoint accuracy in providing an appliance that fits. We have been making splints using digital scans since we started, but with our 3D printed splints, we articulate the models using a scanned bite registration and design the splint to your specification right in the software!
We can provide our current offering of SRS & ARS designs and Flat Plane designs. The only difference is that we cannot add clasping, but from the feedback we have received, there has been no need for clasping due to the superior fit of the CAD Printed Splints.
Our splints are printed using a photopolymer resin called Dental LT™. It looks and polishes just like our traditional acrylic splints. By digitally designing these, we have greater control over the occlusal fit of the appliance on the opposing teeth.
In order to ensure the highest accuracy, we require that all patient records are submitted as intra-oral scans and not plaster or PVS impressions.
We will take the scans and then import it into our software and then custom design the splint to your specifications. Once completed, the file is exported as an STL file and then sent to our 3D printer where it is printed in less than an hour.
If you are interested in more information or trying one out, please give us a call at 888-599-7890 and we would be happy to help you out, or indicate on your next Prescription Rx that you would like us to make a CAD Splint for you.
SUPERIOR REPOSITIONING (SRS) / CENTRIC RELATION DESIGN
The Superior Repositioning Splint, or SRS, is a removable orthodontic appliance used to allow the patient’s condyles to seat and achieve an increase in vertical dimension. Also known as a Centric Relation Splint, the anterior ramp of the appliance provides incisal guidance and cuspid protection. The appliance is worn predominantly on the upper arch and provides full occlusal coverage.
The Superior Repositioning Splint is made of clear acrylic and ball clasps can be added for additional retention. The anterior ramp is trimmed to a height of approximately 5mm. For your convenience, our lab is equipped with Panadent, SAM, and Denar articulators.
ANTERIOR REPOSITIONING DESIGN (ARS)
The ARS to reposition the mandible in a forward position while allowing the disc assembly to resume a more normal position in relation to the condyle and fossa. The ARS can be used as an upper or lower appliance. The upper appliance is generally worn at night, as speaking may be difficult due to the anterior ramp. For daytime wear, a lower ARS can be made with the duplicate mandibular position.
The Anterior Repositioning Splint is made of clear acrylic and ball clasps can be added for additional retention. The anterior ramp is trimmed to a height of approximately 5mm. For your convenience, our lab is equipped with Panadent, SAM, and Denar articulators.
FLAT PLANE DESIGN
The Flat Plane Splint, also called a Relaxation Splint, is a full occlusal appliance used to guide patients into an improved TMJ position. This can be made on the upper or lower arch in order to achieve balance contacts with opposing posterior fit and incisal anterior edges. Treatment often starts with slight indexing with gradual smoothing of the occlusal surface as treatment progresses, allowing the patient to slide freely. This appliance can also be manufactured without indexing to allow you to establish the bite.
MORA / GELB DESIGN
The Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Appliance (MORA), also known as a Gelb Splint, is a flat plane splint fabricated on the lower arch consisting of posterior occlusal coverage joined together by a metal anterior lingual bar. The appliance is designed to reposition the mandible forward while allowing normal relationships of the condyle, disc and fossa. The occlusal surfaces are indexed and standard advancement is about 2mm.
DUAL LAMINATE DESIGN
Dual Laminate Splints can be fabricated for the upper or lower arch and consist of a soft inner liner laminated with a hard outer shell. The dual laminate material acts as a shock absorber while stabilizing occlusal fit to prevent damage to teeth and TMJ joint. The dual laminate material can be used in other designs where a hard acrylic design may be difficult to seat, especially patients with severe undercuts.
We also offer a variety of different wire sizes and types, clasping, and acrylic colors and trimming options to meet your patient’s needs.
• Occlusal Indexing
• Dual Laminate Material Option
• Ball Clasps
When filling out your prescription sheet, please be sure to mark the desired design or feel free to draw the design of your desired specifications.
Please also feel free to call our lab and speak with one of our technicians directly for assistance on a case.
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Dobson Ortho Laboratory, Inc.
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Gainesville, GA 30501
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