|Comparision||The BKK Splint||Michigan Splint|
|Principle||Orthopedic principle, constructed in “Nonclicking joint position”||Dental principle
constructed in “CO or “Clicking joint position”
|Location||Lower Jaw||Upper jaw|
|Size||Much Smaller, use less material||30-40% Larger, use more material|
|Laboratory procedure||No Waxing
No curing, use 55 degree Celsius and 2.6 BAR in pressure pot 20 mins.
Process in Fixator
No VD Changes
Need curing 100 degree Celsius 30 mins.
Process in Semiadjustable Articulator
|Patient’s cooperation||Good, and comfortable to wear.||Poor, use fitness of the appliance. Patients wear it for 3 days and throw it away due to pain. It is the waste of money and time|
|Patient’s Comfort||Good, larger tongue room||Poor, tongue room become smaller|
|Stability||Much better. Use retention clasp e.g. triangle and single arm clasps, in addition use gravity to help sitting of the appliance||Poor. No retention clasps, must over extend the acrylic over the tooth ‘s equator and squeeze the teeth causing pain|
|Effectivities||Much better. Obtain the result within 48 hrs. after insertion. In total 6 months of Tx is required||Poor, use fitness of the appliance. Patients wear it for 3 days and throw it away due to pain.|