Great Lakes Orthodontics Ltd has launched an innovative process to digitally design and fabricate occlusal splints. Models are laser-scanned, contact points are identified, and disclusion ramps are defined. The software creates 3D splints with even centric contacts and anterior ramps with canine guidance. The models are acrylic-covered, then machine-trimmed to .001 inch. Digital splints are perfectly smooth, allowing teeth to move freely and not lock in position, according to the company.

For more information, contact Great Lakes Orthodontics at (800) 828-7626.