Smart materials, also called intelligent or responsive materials, have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled manner by external stimuli, such as temperature. The change is also reversible. The high tech polymer of the THERMEO® family are among smart materials that are characterized by a unique thermomemory effect. For the fabrication of nightguards and splints, the complete THERMEO® line can be used to the best advantage. The THERMEO® splint stands out because of its highest wearing comfort and is self adjusting by thermomemory effect. On the basis of its outstanding properties, THERMEO® combines the advantages of hard as well as flexible splint materials.
Used For: Fabrication of dental snap-on splints and night-guards.
Main Features: - Biocompatible: Free of MMA and phthalates based plasticizers which is especially advantageous for hypo-allergic patients.
Cleaning and Care: Rinse your splint with warm water after wearing it and clean all surfaces with a soft toothbrush. To get rid of deposits and to avoid bad smell and taste (refreshing the splint), cleaning with a professional non-alcoholic cleaning agent, e.g. Denture Cleanser by CVS Pharmacy Inc. or Citrus II by Beaumont Products Inc. is recommended once a week or as required.
Avoid the following cleaning agents: - toothpaste - alcohol-based detergents or mouthwashes - abrasives or general household cleaners - hot water (> 140 °F) or ultrasonic cleaning devices