Many people suffer pain and discomfort from grinding and clenching their teeth, either due to stress, or as a habit induced by an uneven bite. These symptoms can be relieved, and the bite can be stabilised, using an occlusal splint. This is a custom-made appliance that is made for the patient to wear in their mouth. The dentist will adjust the splint over several appointments to encourage the bite into a more stable alignment. This type of therapy can greatly ease symptoms and prevent teeth from wearing themselves away. It can also help to stabilise the bite into a more even and predictable position.