Shifting the Way You Think About Orthodontics
It is a patient friendly motion appliance. It is used in primarily in overjet situations – where the upper teeth are ahead of the lower teeth. The appliance brings the upper teeth back by the use of elastic forces. It can also be used to bring the lower teeth back when they are protruding ahead of the upper teeth. The low profile and smooth surface makes it comfortable to wear. A patient can transition from this appliance into Invisalign or braces.
How it works
- Corrects the posterior occlusion to an ideal Class I platform first by rotating and uprighting the maxillary first molars while distalizing the posterior segment, from canine or premolor to molars, into a perfect occlusion.
- Simultaneously produces a light, uniform force for distal molar movement.
- Independently moves each posterior segment, from canine or premolar to molar, as a unit.
- Used at the beginning of treatment when there are no competing forces in the mouth allows the distalization of the molars and premolars from 3 to 6mm range, on average.