The ball clasp works well on those who have no or very little undercuts. This clasp can sometimes interfere with the bite as it crosses over the occlusal. Often used in conjunction with other clasping.
C - CLASP
The circumferential clasp follows the gingival margin of the clasped tooth. This clasp is excellent for permanent teeth. Best used from the distal of the last molar so that the wire does not interfere with the bite.
C - CLASP
This clasp is laser-welded to the labial bow and provides additional anterior retention.
The adams clasp provides optimal retention when buccal undercuts are evident. Can be used on molars and bicuspids, both on deciduous as well as fully erupted teeth.
Similar to the ball clasp, the arrow clasp better engages those who have no or very little undercuts.
This clasp is great for use in mixed detention with a lack of undercuts. Often used in conjunction with other clasping.
The helical clasp, similar to the adams clasp, offers optimal retention when buccal undercuts are evident.
The helical spring is used to treat minor teeth rotations, or to advance a single tooth.
Z - SPRING
The z-spring is used to move a tooth facially. The open-ended part of the spring can be used to move the tooth further on the mesial or distal facially.
Z - SPRING w/ HELICAL COIL
Same as the z-spring, but with a helical coil to provide more force.
C - SPRING
The c-spring is used to close spaces of the posterior molars.
FACE MASK HOOKS
Face mask hooks can be added to most fixed appliances.
ACRYLIC LABIAL BOW
Provides superior anterior retention. The acrylic is tightly conformed to the teeth to prevent movement.
A labial bow without inclusion of loops.
FLAT WIRE BOW
The flat wire bow provides more contact with the labial surface of the anterior teeth. Can be used instead of keeper wires. This bow can be used with recurve loops.
The keeper wire stabilizes the bow and offers greater retention.
ANTERIOR BITE PLATE
An anterior bite plate allows the posterior teeth to erupt, as well as give room to correct teeth locked in a lingual crossbite.
POSTERIOR BITE PLATE
A posterior bite plate corrects crossbites. The posterior coverage will prevent the eruption of the posterior teeth.
Keeps the lower retainer from sliding down onto the tissue and helps reinforce the lingual portion of the retainer.
A plastic pontic is an artificial tooth fit to replace a missing tooth.
The acrylic endention is a block of acrylic that is used to maintain space after tooth lose, as well as keep teeth on opposing arch from super-erupting.
The habit crib, like the habit rake is used to discourage thumb sucking.
The habit rake discourages thumb sucking by making it uncomfortable.
A Bluegrass bead is used to disrupt the habit of tongue thrust.
A tongue trainer retrains the tongue by breaking the habit of tongue thrust.