This removable lingual arch features easy vertical placement and removal. It provides mandibular anchorage as well as arch length increase., including slight molar distalization one side at a time. It can also provide lower molar rotation, torquing or tipping.
This fixed appliance incorporates a crib which is adapted above the surface of the rugae area of the palate which prevents suction and discourages thumb sucking. Soldered to bands with .040" lingual wires, the crib can also include prongs extending from the crib providing a more aggressive design.
Tongue Crib Habit Appliance
This fixed appliance incorporates a vertical oval crib of .040 wire which prevents tongue thrusting. Soldered to bands with .040 lingual wires.
Blue-Grass Tongue Habit Appliance
The “Blue Grass” Appliance is designed to correct tongue trust/thumb sucking habits. A teflon roller that spins on a support wire acts as a substitute habit. The palatal lingual wire holding the roller is soldered to bands on the first molars.
The Distal Jet appliance will provide accurate and predictable molar distalization without tipping the molars. This is done by placing small expansion screws on the buccal of the arch. The anchorage is an oversized Nance button in the anterior of the palate. The appliance is anchored to bands on the first bicuspids and first molars. The first bicuspids will follow the first molars down the alveolar process. If the patient has fully erupted second molars the appliance is anchored to the second molars and the second bicuspids. In this case the second bicuspids will follow the second molars down the alveolar process.