Thursday, May 3, 2012
Lucia Jig - Anterior Nightguard
Anterior nightguards have become very popular appliances. The minimally-invasive design is comfortable and unobtrusive and does not affect the airway. Also, coverage is usually limited to the incisors, which minimizes a patient’s biting force, clenching and bruxing. These devices are commonly prescribed to patients who suffer from migraines and TMJ pain.
ROE’s anterior nightguard is called the Lucia Jig ($119). To order, simply send maxillary and mandibular casts and a maximum protrusive measurement. To capture this measurement, ask the patient to push his or her jaw forward, and measure the horizontal distance from the lower incisal edge to the upper incisal edge. The appliance requires 3 days in the laboratory and modified designs are available based upon your specific needs.