Dental Health: Current ResearchISSN: 2470-0886

Reach Us +1 850 754 6199
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Research Article, Dent Health Curr Res Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Confection of an Occlusal Stability Intra-Oral Device for Violin Players

Agostinho Martins dos Santos* and João Carlos Pinho
Occlusion, TMJ and Orofacial Pain Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Oporto University, Oporto, Portugal
Corresponding author : Agostinho Martins dos Santos
Occlusion, TMJ and Orofacial Pain Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Oporto University, Rua Dr. Gonçalo de Araújo 187 2° andar apartamento 8 4470-393 Maia, Oporto, Portugal
Tel: +351912283126
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 02, 2015 Accepted: March 24, 2016 Published: March 29, 2016
Citation: Santos AMD, Pinho JC (2016) Confection of an Occlusal Stability Intra-Oral Device for Violin Players. Dent Health Curr Res 2:2. doi:10.4172/2470-0886.1000114

Abstract

Confection of an Occlusal Stability Intra-Oral Device for Violin Players

Idealization and confection of an intra-oral device capable of providing occlusal stability and muscle tension relief referred by the violin players. Dental impression of both teeth arches, face bow register as well as a register of the intermaxillary relation, in their most usual playing position, were made from the violinists for assemble of the teeth casts in the Protar 7 articulator. The individualized intra-oral device was made with the Erko-Loc Pro 3mm plates. The device was adjusted in the articulator at first and then intra orally with the T-scan device during violin playing. We achieved a device capable of avoiding teeth grinding, muscular tension relief, during violin playing, and a sensation of stability by having all teeth contacting. We concluded that the usage of an intra-oral device might prove to be effective in reducing muscle hypertonia and preventing temporomandibular disorders, due to the improvements in occlusal stability given with same intensity contacts throughout all the teeth as well as a relief in symptoms of orofacial muscle pain. To clarify these concepts there is a need for more studies. The study of the mandibular cinematic has implications on different areas of dental medicine. Movement patterns depend on the muscles, temporomandibular joint and associated structures. Violin players rotate the mandible to the side in which they rest the violin to better stabilize it with the shoulder. This lateral position can be harmful to the masticatory muscles and to the temporomandibular joint.

Keywords: TMJ; TMD; Occlusal stability; Violin; Intra-oral device

Track Your Manuscript

Share This Page