Utz et al. (2021) recently published an assessment of centric to maximum intercuspation length variation in adult patients.
Their main results (0.86±0.52 mm; min 0.05 mm; max 3.14 mm; mean 0.47 mm) seem to exceed those published in Slavicek (2000; The Masticatory Organ, 2002, p 190).
This contrast is only apparent and derives from the different techniques used by the authors to reposition the mandible. More about this topic for a full appreciation of the clinical consequences of forced versus guided mandible repositioning, visit our course “Exclusive Tutorial – Therapeutic Position obtained by Controlled Mandibular Repositioning”.