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AUXILIARIES

BALL CLASP

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.

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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.

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LASER-WELDED
C - CLASP

This clasp is laser-welded to the labial bow and provides additional anterior retention. 

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ADAMS CLASP

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.

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ARROW CLASP

Similar to the ball clasp, the arrow clasp better engages those who have no or very little undercuts.

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FINGER CLASP

This clasp is great for use in mixed detention with a lack of undercuts. Often used in conjunction with other clasping.

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HELICAL CLASP

The helical clasp, similar to the adams clasp, offers optimal retention when buccal undercuts are evident.

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HELICAL SPRING

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.

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Z - SPRING w/ HELICAL COIL

Same as the z-spring, but with a helical coil to provide more force.

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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.

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ACRYLIC LABIAL BOW

Provides superior anterior retention. The acrylic is tightly conformed to the teeth to prevent movement.

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LABIAL BOW
(no loops)

A labial bow without inclusion of loops.

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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.

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KEEPER WIRE

The keeper wire stabilizes the bow and offers greater retention.

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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.

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POSTERIOR BITE PLATE

A posterior bite plate corrects crossbites. The posterior coverage will prevent the eruption of the posterior teeth.

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OCCLUSAL REST

Keeps the lower retainer from sliding down onto the tissue and helps reinforce the lingual portion of the retainer.

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PLASTIC PONTIC

A plastic pontic is an artificial tooth fit to replace a missing tooth.

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ACRYLIC ENDENTION

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.

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HABIT CRIB

The habit crib, like the habit rake is used to discourage thumb sucking.

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HABIT RAKE

The habit rake discourages thumb sucking by making it uncomfortable.

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BLUEGRASS
BEAD

A Bluegrass bead is used to disrupt the habit of tongue thrust.

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TONGUE TRAINER

A tongue trainer retrains the tongue by breaking the habit of tongue thrust.

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