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 manufacture 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.
The material composition complies with highest medical technology standards. Therefore, no plasticizer on the basis of phthalates are used, but only components which are certified for medical applications. The yellowing of the splints are avoided by the elimination of amines in the composition. THERMEO® is also MMA-free and due to this its irritation and sensitization potential is significantly reduced. It can be used in the conventional ways of cast and compressed mold techniques. Additionally, THERMEO® is also available as a milling blank in order to integrate this material class into the digital workflow. By doing so today you are now “MDR-ready”.