A modified method of mouthguard fabrication for orthodontic patients
Orthodontic appliances are one of the major risk factors for traumatic injuries during sports events. As it is difficult to take precise impressions with orthodontic appliances, fabricated custom-made mouthguards (MGs) often have poor retention or are too tight causing the disturbance of orthodontic treatments. The purpose of this article is to describe a method for custom-made MG fabrication using sheet and tube materials, with which better MG retention and rigidity as well as pressure control to the orthodontic appliances can be easily achieved.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2008