Design characteristics of the Bruxogard™ Hard

  1. Dual-Layer - for maximum protection.

  2. Easily moulds - in 2 minutes.

  3. Harder inner core with mouldable outer - for reduced bulk in mouth.

  4. Injection moulded - for excellent retention.

How the Bruxogard™ Hard works

Bruxing
Bruxing is defined as grinding, gnashing or clenching of the teeth. It is mostly an unconscious habit as a result of tension or anxiety.

Patients who show long term damage from bruxing can be a restorative nightmare. Occlusal wear, mobility, cusp fracture and TMJ symptoms are evident when these cases arise. Resolving the causes of bruxing goes far beyond the dentist’s scope of treatment. However, limiting or preventing further damage from this common problem is the role of every general dental practitioner.

Patients are given limited options for a solution to their bruxing symptoms. Full coverage splints have been used for years to limit the damaging effects of bruxing, but are difficult to fit and adjust. Patients are reluctant to cover the costs and would rather live with the problem, often leading to further damage of the teeth.

BruxogardHard
The BruxogardHard can be used to effectively manage and reduce the symptoms of heavy bruxing without the time consuming procedures. The appliance can be fitted in less than 4 minutes by either the patient or dental professional, with all fitting and usage instructions included in the pack.

It’s a low-cost initial treatment that’s ideal for initial symptom reduction.

Patient Selection
The Bruxogard Hard™ is designed for patients who display symptoms of heavy bruxing and who prematurely wear out the BruxogardSoft.

The BruxogardSoft will wear out after a period of time and should be replaced with a new one when this occurs. If rapid wear is a problem, the Bruxogard™ Soft can be replaced with a conventional, full coverage splint made from acrylic, or the BruxogardHard.

Once patients see the damage inflicted to the Bruxogard™ by their bad habits, they may become more aware of their problem, and motivated to seek a cure.
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Offering the Bruxogard™ Hard in your practice

It’s a low-cost initial treatment that’s ideal for initial symptom reduction.

- Designed for night use only.
- Appliance can be self-moulded at home.
- For ages 12 through to adults.
- Dual layer with a soft outer layer providing an immediate optimum fit.
- Designed for heavy bruxers who wear softer appliances out quickly.
- Provides an effective barrier between the upper and lower teeth.
- The BruxogardHard is designed to offer optimum retention in the upper arch.
- The hard inner in the BruxogardHard provides a more durable splint.

Appliance use

Designed For

The BruxogardHard is designed for patients who display symptoms of heavy bruxing and who prematurely wear out the BruxogardSoft.


Learning Resources

There are a range of materials available for practitioners who wish to learn more about diagnosing TMJ disorder and offering treatment in their practice.

Myofunctional Orthodontics section on TMJ disorder
What is TMJ Disorder?, What are the causes?; and Muscle and joint palpation procedure (videos)