Bruxism affects many patients and can be a significant source of chronic tooth pain. BiteSoft® splints prevent teeth from grinding and clenching during the night. This innovative, successful solution to bruxism offers patients the opportunity to sleep peacefully throughout the night, pain-free and without damage to their teeth or restorations due to grinding. BiteSoft® can relieve jaw pain and is extremely comfortable to wear so it has very high patient compliance. BiteSoft® is one of the most effective treatments for bruxism and TMJ pain. Because of its therapeutic design and comfort, patients love it and will wear it.
BiteSoft® Prescribed for Bruxism
BiteSoft® is often prescribed to provide an optimal and effective solution to overcoming clenching and bruxism. BiteSoft® is a unique anterior splint is a custom-fit mouthpiece worn over only the six anterior teeth during sleep to establish jaw stability and relaxation. If your patient suffers from TMJ or Bruxism, the BiteSoft® device can be a safe, pain-free, and effective way to reduce harmful symptoms.
BiteSoft® Device Details
- Anterior Discluding Lingual Ramp
- Centric Occlusion Table
Dual Laminate• Indicated for maxillary arch only• Available in dual laminate• Protects porcelain restorations• Prevents tooth damage• May relieve jaw and neck pain• Provides 70% reduction in the intensity of bruxism
Available as an Anterior Splint which eliminates posterior clenching, or a Full Arch Splint which stabilizes occlusion for TMD patients.
- Take a PVS impression of mandibular and maxillary arches.
- No special bite registration is required.
Simply insert the appliance in the patient’s mouth and check that it cannot be easily removed with just the lip or tongue pressure. Adjust the device and ensure the patient cannot retrude the mandible past the posterior edge of the ramp. This is best done with the patient lying down. The lingual ramp is designed to guide the incisors onto the incisal table. It is important that the occlusal load is distributed evenly over 3 or 4 opposing incisor teeth to optimize bruxism inhibition.The vertical opening with the appliance does not need to be more than 2 millimeters in the majority of cases because minimal clearance of posterior teeth is all that is required for all positions of the mandible. Be sure to check that the incisal table is at right angles to the long axis of the opposing anterior teeth.
The vertical opening with the appliance does not need to be more than 2 millimeters in the majority of cases because minimal clearance of posterior teeth is all that is required for all positions of the mandible. Be sure to check that the incisal table is at right angles to the long axis of the opposing anterior teeth.
Because some patients occasionally require extra time to adapt to their splint, it is important that these patients only wear their splint for a few hours overnight until they become more familiar and comfortable with the appliance. Some initial muscle tenderness is not uncommon in patients, especially for those who have worn splints previously.