disorder (TMD) is an occlusal splint. The occlusal
splint has to be regarded as a reversible therapeutic method.
A definitive continuing treatment in orthodontics can only take
place after the splint has delivered an improvement of the
symptoms. As well as its use for the therapeutic approach, the
occlusal splint can also be used as a diagnostic tool, as it allows determination of the physiological, three-dimensional
position of the mandible. From this position, definitive orthodontic
treatment can be started.
Werner Schupp, Wolfgang Boisserée, Julia Funke,
Journal of Aligner Orthodontics 2019;3(1):31–41