Treatment & Care
With a pair of bird beak pliers, grab the bottom of the spring right above the helix. Bend the spring back 45 degrees. Patients will need to engage the spring on the mesial of the molar.
Patients should wear 22 hours a day and clean daily with toothpaste to prevent the buildup of plaque and odor. Avoid Efferdent and other effervescent solutions, as it may erode components on the appliance. It is recommended to use products like DentaSoak or Retainer Splash.
- Wire: American Orthodontics Chromium Cobalt
- Springs: Yellow Spring Elgiloy .0215x.028
- Acrylic: JBC Monomer and Polymer