In order to successfully treat appropriate patients with oral appliances, it is necessary to know the ideal TM position for that patient. There are several positions that can be used as a bite registration. These all will record a static position but do not all record a position that can be tolerated by the majority of patients, or that is consistent at rest and during conscious effort. The phonetic “S” bite enables a bite registration that has been clinically proven to be accurate and reliable for fabricating appropriate oral appliances. Knowing how to take a phonetic “S” bite registration is the first step in oral appliance therapy for patients with TMDs.
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