Bruxism treatment

Bruxism is a disorder that is characterized by grinding or clenching teeth, usually during the night. It can be caused by different factors such as stress, anxiety, the consumption of certain medications or the wrong position of the jaw.

Treatment for bruxism may include relaxation and stress management, cognitive behavioural therapy, or the use of protective devices.

The Michigan Splint (bruxism mouthguard)

The Michigan Splint is custom-made to fit the patient's mouth perfectly. It is used to protect the teeth and jaw in case of bruxism or excessive clenching of the teeth.

Here are the steps to make a Michigan splint:

  • The dentist makes an impression of the  patient’s mouth to create a model of the upper and lower jaw.
  • The model is sent to a dental laboratory, and the Michigan splint is produced.
  • The dentist adjusts it to ensure that it is comfortable and fits perfectly into the patient’s mouth.
  • The patient is asked to wear the splint overnight.

It is important to clean the splint regularly to avoid any risk of bacteria and fungi developing. For this, you can use a cleaning solution specially designed for splints or simply wash it in hot water with dishwashing liquid soap.

  • Impression

  • Model

  • Dental laboratory

  • Michigan splint

  • Adjustments

The lifespan of a protective splint:

The lifespan of a bruxism splint depends on several factors, such as the force applied during the night and the types of movements.

In general, a bruxism splint can last  from 1 to 5 years, or more, depending on the way it is used and maintained.

If you suffer from bruxism, it is important to receive appropriate treatment. Bruxism can cause many dental and mandibular problems if not treated in time, such as worn teeth, headaches or muscle or joint pain.

Our rates
Protective Mouthguard : 720.-

Our dental clinic adheres to the SSO dental pricing.

Quick Stain Polishing : 55.-
Check-up with a dentist : Between 80.- and 180.-

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important to treat bruxism?

If left untreated, bruxism can lead to excessive tooth wear, jaw pain, headaches, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

What is a bruxism mouthguard?
It’s a transparent plastic device worn on the teeth at night to prevent grinding and clenching.
How does the mouthguard work?

The mouthguard acts as a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing direct grinding and excessive pressure.

Is the mouthguard uncomfortable?

Most bruxism mouthguards are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, providing comfort and protection.

do you have a question?
We are delighted to be able to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to write to us or call us.

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