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On the Gelb Splint…

On making the Gelb Splint, would you make the left side a little thicker than on the right? I know when putting arch supports in we may go a little bigger on the right. Does this correlation make sense?

We suggest that you do not make the left side thicker than the right. The correlation does make sense but the Gelb with more left height will torque the maxilla since there is not anterior guidance. We would not routinely build up left side on maxillary splints or mandibular flat plane splints.