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Compare various types of oral appliances and the use of each
Athletic night guards and mouth guards protect teeth.Athletic prevents injury while night prevents wear.
Describe 3 types of mouth guards
Stock-available in different sizes, poor fit and excess bulk. Mouth formed guard-Boil and Bite, style heated in water then placed in mouth.Custom mademouthguard-more comfortable better fit increased compliance
What does thermoplastic mean?
Implies that a polymer softens on heating and hardens into final shape upon cooling
what type of material is most commonly used for mouthguards
First 6 steps of 12 in the fabrication of a mouthguard
1.choose model w/appropriatecharacteristics of dentition gingival margins and tooth anatomy
2.W/suction type of vaccum former drill a hole in palatal or lingual area of model
3.Turn on heating element of the vaccum former and preheat for 2 or 3 minutes thermoplastic to make appliance
5.Spray model and frame w/silicone spray to reduce sticking
6.Heating times will vary use time appropriate for material being used
Last 6 of 12 steps in fabrication of mouthguard
7.Let the material heat and sag-the further material sags the thinner it is
8.lower frame onto model and turn on the vaccum former
9.allow material to cool on model
10.Remove appliance from the model
11.trim appliance using crown and bridge scissors for thinner materials and an acrylic bur for thicker, harder materials
12.Finish appliance using appropriate technique
Compare the technique for finishing mouthguards, bleach trays and flouride custom trays
In the Athletic mouthguard you remove the palatal area from model and trim around the buccal and labial frena.But in the flouride and custom trays you only trim material along gingival line
What instructions would you give a patient regarding the cleaning of an oral appliance
1.Rinse application and brush them dailyw/a soft bristled tooth brush
2.Professional cleaners are available for soaking appliances
3.some appliances especially the stock and mouth formed should not be cleaned in hot water may become distorted
4.custom made should last it's recommended useful life usually a minimum of 2 years