How To Insert a Braided Wire Into A TMJ Appliance

Shape braided wire into lingual area and extend to 2nd pre-molar on both sides. Do not cut braided wire at this point. Allow for additional right angle bend of 1/4 inch on both ends. The wire will extend past the lingual waxup and be retained when pouring the top portion of the flask.


Waxup showing lingual view with the extended braided wire.


Invested case boiled out showing braided wire exposed and held in position. Tack center of braided wire with Rapid Set Clear (quick cure) to prevent displacement during injection process.


View of deflasked case showing flat sprue.


Completed TMJ with re-enforced braided wire.