In the second part to this video series, Dr, Mark Kleive demonstrates a technique for mixing acrylic to fabricate an anatomic appliance. I utilize this exact technique for both anatomic and flat plane occlusal appliances. I have found that acrylic is still the easiest material to use in order to custom fit appliances so they are both passive and fit firmly without any “squish”. Additionally acrylic seems to survive the longest in the oral environment, and allows repairs and changes over time that minimize replacement of the entire appliance. The material I use is Cold Pac by Motloid. It is available in a variety of shades and the set times make it perfect for fabrication of appliances, as well as relines in the mouth.
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