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  • bluegrass appliancebluegrass fixed appliance

    Blue Grass Appliance

    This appliance is very effective for young patients who struggle with a tongue or thumb habit. It acts by disrupting the behavior or the thumb or tongue but provides an alternative to the behavior helping to break the habit. The bluegrass component itself is a Teflon roller and is recommended over beads or other smaller alternatives that can break and be swallowed.

     

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  • RPE with habit cribRPE with habit crib

    Hyrax RPE with Tongue Crib

    The RPE is typically used in phase I treatment to widen the arch, either prior or during fixed treatment. Along with the RPE, we can add a tongue crib to aid in thumb and tongue thrusting habits. Our expanders come in 7 or 11 mm screws and vary in activation depending on the style. Our standard expander uses the 11mm Leone expander and has welded lingual wires expanding to the premolars or cuspids. It is constructed entirely of biomedical stainless steel, and the housing is completely smooth with no rough areas to aid in hygiene. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle. Tip: If you find an expander is hard to turn, run under warm water to loosen the threads.

    PLEASE SEND OPPOSING ARCH TO OCCLUDE FOR PROPER POSITION.

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  • palatal-cribThumb Crib

    Palatal Thumb Guard

    This fixed appliance is used for patients struggling to break a thumb sucking habit. It is fabricated horizontally to prevent the seal of the thumb engaging with the roof of the palate. It is recommended that occlusal rests for premolars are laser welded to the maintain stability of the appliance against the forces of the thumb or tongue.

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  • rake applianceRake orthodontic appliance

    Rake Appliance

    This appliance is used for heavy tongue thrusters or thumb habits. It acts as a deterrent to help break habits while keeping the palate exposed for the tongue to contact increasing the success of breaking the habit.

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  • Tongue trainer retainertongue retainer

    Retainer with Tongue Crib

    A crib can be added to any removable retainer.  This is used to aid in the training of the tongue during the retention phase.

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  • bluegrass-retainerbluegrass retainer

    Retainer with Tongue Hole and Bluegrass

    This retainer utilizes both a tongue hole for skin contact of the palate and a bluegrass roller to help train the tongue by working as a substitute habit. It is very effective for patients who need to break a tongue thrusting habit. Please provide a lower model or scan to help establish the position of the bluegrass roller.

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  • Vertical tongue cribTongue Crib to break Habit

    Vertical Tongue Crib

    This fixed appliance creates a barrier for the tongue to prevent anterior flaring and help with proper habit forming. The fence is built vertically and can also be used for those patients with thumb habits. It is recommended that occlusal rests for premolars are laser welded to the maintain stability of the appliance.

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