The Bangkok Splint VS Michigan Splint
Dr.Schwan Somsiri

The Bangkok Splint VS Michigan Splint
The Bangkok Splint

Comparision

The BKK Splint

Michigan Splint

Designer

Jaw Orthopedist

Prosthodontist

Principle

Orthopedic principle, constructed in “Nonclicking joint position”

Dental principle

constructed in “CO or “Clicking joint position”

Location

Lower Jaw

Upper jaw

Size

Much Smaller, use less material

30-40% Larger, use more material

Laboratory procedure

No Waxing

No Flasking

No curing, use 55 degree Celsius and 2.6 BAR in pressure pot 20 mins.

Process in Fixator

No VD Changes

Need Waxing

Need Flasking

Need curing 100 degree Celsius 30 mins.

Process in Semiadjustable Articulator

VD Changes

Patient’s cooperation

Good, and comfortable to wear.

Poor, use fitness of the appliance. Patients wear it for 3 days and throw it away due to pain. It is the waste of money and time

Patient’s Comfort

Good, larger tongue room

Poor, tongue room become smaller

Stability

Much better. Use retention clasp e.g. triangle and single arm clasps, in addition use gravity to help sitting of the appliance

Poor. No retention clasps, must over extend the acrylic over the tooth ‘s equator and squeeze the teeth causing pain

Effectivities

Much better. Obtain the result within 48 hrs. after insertion. In total 6 months of Tx is required

Poor, use fitness of the appliance. Patients wear it for 3 days and throw it away due to pain.

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