Great Lakes is using 3D laser scanning, along with custom-designed software and state-of-the-art machining to digitally fabricate splints. Great Lakes digital splint technology produces the best fitting, most accurate occlusal splint possible. These splints require less adjusting and consequently less chair time than traditional lab or chairside made splints.
The digital process is unique in that it can take subtle variations in anatomy into account and produce splints that are designed closer to an individual's arc of closure. The patient receives a better fitting appliance with more predictable results. Another advantage of the process is that there is no cusp indexing on the splint. It's virtually impossible to eliminate that indexing using traditional methods. Digital splints are perfectly smooth allowing the teeth to move freely and not lock in any particular position.