Fabricated in laser sintered nylon, these appliances are strong. lightweight, and flexible.
Superior comfort, strength and retention
Ideal for facial pain, headache sufferers, bruxers, and clenchers, these low-profile appliances are lightweight, flexible and strong. Nylon appliances precisely engage the undercuts to provide ideal retention and fit.
Nylon Anterior Biteplane
The Nylon Anterior Biteplane* appliance is aesthetically appealing and suitable for a broad spectrum of patient cases. It can be used therapeutically or diagnostically.
Nylon Flat Plane Splint
The Nylon Flat Plane Splint* is a full coverage splint with an even, flat occlusal surface providing smooth contacts for the opposing arch. Also known as a hard nightguard.
Nylon Full Contact Splint with Anterior Guidance
The Nylon full-coverage splint with an anterior acrylic ramp provides lateral and protrusive guidance against the opposing arch during function. Indicated for patients who can accept joint loading without pain.
How do I adjust the nylon appliance?
The nylon anterior biteplane is easy to adjust. The technique is similar to that of a traditional appliance. Refer to the adjustment instructions enclosed with each appliance for complete adjustment instructions. The nylon adjustment supplies used in the technique are available from Great Lakes (see below).
Can I add to or modify the nylon appliance?
The nylon appliance readily accepts acrylic to further enhance comfort and fit. We recommend Fast White from Great Lakes for ideal aesthetics and color.
What’s unique about the nylon?
The nylon material is the perfect vehicle for translating the detailed information from a 3D scan into an incredibly strong, flexible and lightweight yet durable appliance.
What about retention?
Each splint is digitally designed by our technicians, who optimize retention and engagement of the undercut in software. This results in a splint with ideal and consistent retention.
How do I send cases?
Cases can be submitted digitally or traditionally. Intraoral scans can be uploaded to the Great Lakes Upload Portal or sent to Great Lakes through your intraoral scanner. You may also submit cases traditionally using a prescription form and PVS impressions or stone models. Learn how to send us a case.
"I am super excited about the nylon splints from Great Lakes. I scan with a Lucia Jig in place and ALL my splints have come back with occlusion that looks like it’s directly out of Pete Dawson’s textbook. The fit and durability seem to be superior also."
Dr. William H. Truax III, DMD, Fort Myers, FL