My dentist is suggesting I get an anterior repositioning splint. Can you tell me a little about them?
Samantha B.- Detroit, MI
Sure. An anterior repositioning splint is a treatemtn used by a TMJ Dentist to properly position the hinge of your jaw. They are used if your jaw joint is in the wrong place. They are made of acryllic and are generally worn around three months. Your speech is only affected if it is worn on the top arch.
While you wear it, your jaw joints are moved into a more forward position, in order to properly place them. When the treatment is completed, you will notice your pain and any clicking or locking of your jaw joints.
I hope this helps.
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