miniComfort - Stop Clenching Today !
A patented and simply amazing protective splint device that will delight you and your patients!
MiniComfort is a splint that patients can wear during the day! It should not effect speech, is comfortable, and increases compliance. MiniComfort can also serve as a biofeedback device that will help avert tooth wear by bringing cessation to bruxing and clenching.
Our standard design, MiniComfort 4.0, is a thin, comfortable appliance that trains patients to keep their teeth apart. When they contact the two elements with their maxillary canines, they train themselves to relax and open, relax and open, and repeat until the habit of clenching and bruxing is deprogrammed. Now, with our new product MiniComfort 6.0, patients who brux at night can have extra protection through a heavier-duty material. Both are comfortable and effect speech very little.
MiniComfort will seat in less than 1 minute and will provide your patients with a comfortable anytime-appliance. We can promise these benefits due to the extensive research and development by Dr. John Kline.
No Other Appliance Offers You The World Class benefits of MiniComfort:
o Daytime, nighttime, anytime = a unique appliance that is virtually invisible when worn, unparalleled in comfort, and minimally effects speech
o Adjustment-free = seats instantly, increases profitability, and allows for benefit discussion with your patient, rather than time spent grinding on acrylic
o Increased compliance and performance = comfortable, functional, super-stable
o 2 appliances per case is our instant guarantee = two for the price of one is music a patient's ears.
o No-appointment re-order - ROE creates a digital record for future MC's. Patient orders, stops in, picks up new MiniComforts, self-seats, and gladly pays. ($30 model reprint cost applies)
Impressions & Models - Think Lower Denture!
Please send U/L master casts and bite if needed. MiniComfort uses tissue coverage to create a Hydroseal for great retention. When capturing the lower, include the full depth of the labial and lingual vestibules between 20 and 29. When capturing digital impressions, scan 2mm beyond the tissue height-of-contour in the labial and lingual vestibules. Maxillary impressions can capture teeth only.
"Puzzle Picture" - A Patented Patient Acceptance Tool - Patented Method by Dr. John Kline
"Puzzle Picture" was developed to convince patients the existence of Bruxing. The Puzzle Picture is simple in concept and technique, and effective in persuading patients that a damaging event is occurring, and without preventative measures taken today, irreversible damage will follow in the coming years. This wear pattern is particularly evident in young adults.
Chairside technique: Discuss tooth wear, and the length of time it takes to wear through enamel. Then explain, in lay terms, what happens when the canine's wear, and the 'cornerstones of the mouth' are flat and allow group function. Have the patient hold a mirror at a 30-40 degree angle from straight on, but keep facing forward. Then ask the patient to gently drift, move their jaw, into a natural, comfortable position in lateral, and look in the mirror. Nealy every time, patients will place their teeth directly in the position of the wear. Show the patient exactly where the wear is, and ask, "do you think you chew over there?" The answer is of course no. Rather, the answer is habitual, most certainly, nocturnal bruxism. Capture a photograph close up, with your cell phone, and text the image to the patient to share and ponder.
The "Puzzle Picture" is effective, and it tells the patient in simple terms, "you are bruxing".
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The secret to MiniComfort is the specific placement of the two discluding elements (rigid 4-6mm therapeutic bands), located just behind the canines to keep the teeth separated. The Elements deprogram by minimizing the patient’s bite force preventing the patient from fully occluding, and thereby maintaining a comfortable position. Due to this deprogramming design, wearing the appliance should contribute to less clenching. When worn during the day, the appliance is almost undetectable. As with any partial coverage appliance, it is important that the patient be instructed to wear the appliance only for a portion of the 24-hour day, at your discretion, depending on the stability of the patient’s dentition.
MiniComfort affords the dental practice a self-seating appliance, allowing time for patient education on MiniComforts benefits, rather than time spent adjusting hard occlusal guards. Because the two therapeutic bands are the only points of occlusal contact, adjustment is a thing-of-the-past. Once seated, the appliance forms a hydroseal over the dentition and mucosa, providing very good retention and comfort. Auxiliary staff can manage the seating appointment.
MiniComfort also offers two more unique advantages, an Instant Wear guarantee and a digital record for easy reorder. Due to the nature of the appliance, MiniComfort is designed to be replaced periodically. For this reason, we include a second complimentary appliance (Instant Wear guarantee). We also digitally archive each case to simplify the reorder appointment. Allowing appliance to be reordered without taking another impression, provided the patient’s dentition has not changed.
Patients love the fact they can wear their mini-comfort guard during the day! A large portion of our patient base clench during the daytime whether sitting in front of the computer or sitting in traffic. Great solution for daytime bruxers who cannot wear their traditional guard all day. It’s comfortable, invisible, and functional!
Shayer Shah, Reynoldsburg, OH
"I've been using the mini comfort for several months. They are easy to seat, patients find them easy to wear even during the day and they are effective in preventing grinding and can help break the clenching habit. Tom Cordrick, DDS
"The only splint that ever stayed in my mouth at night. I love it and wear it when i work out, when i drive and when I sleep. It's the best splint I've ever owned, and I've tried them all". Dr. Marcus Castro
"MiniComfor is wonderful, I changed all my splints over and my patients thank me every day." Dr. Terry Resar
"MiniComfort is the only splint / deprogrammer that patients can wear during the day. I've prescribed it for years and have always had tremendous results. I always remind patients that this is a splint to change habit and protect teeth, ... it's not a hard plastic guard to be chewed and clenched upon". Dr. John Kline, Inventor of MiniComfort