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Measurement of mandibular movements in parafunctional patient using occlusal splint with Bragg gratings: pilot study
Author(s): Ana Paula G. O. Franco; Andréa O. Gebert; Mauren A. Souza; Lorena Jeranoski; Hypolito J. Kalinowski; Ilda Abe
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Paper Abstract

The aim of the study is to demonstrate the potential of the fibre Braggs grating (FBG) in the measurement of different jaw movements that are performed for patients with occlusal parafunction using occlusal splints. Two silicon plates each 2mm are used, the fibre optic sensor is positioned in the maxillary left first molar region above the point of contact with opposing tooth after pressing the first plate on the model. Then the second silicon plate is pressed. The device has a final thickness of 2 mm. The occlusal splint is installed in the mouth of the patient who underwent different movements on occlusal splint. The maximum frequency bite is monitored. The results demonstrate that the bite shows a difference between grinding and clenching movements. The curves behaviour patterns are presented in order to show these different comparisons. Therefore, it is concluded that the fibre Braggs grating consists in an efficient method for monitoring the mechanical behaviour bite of patients with occlusal splints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 991618 (30 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236485
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Ana Paula G. O. Franco, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
Andréa O. Gebert, Univ. Tuiuti of Paraná (Brazil)
Mauren A. Souza, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
Lorena Jeranoski, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
Hypolito J. Kalinowski, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
Ilda Abe, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9916:
Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Elfed Lewis, Editor(s)

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