Treatment & Care
The Leaf RPE will be pre-activated upon arrival being held closed by a ligature wire. After insertion, clip the ligature wire to activate the appliance. The deactivated leaf springs will show the past expansion. Schedule the patient a month out in order reload the springs by using the provided key to close the springs turning front to back. Once it’s reloaded, additional expansion will be produced. Note: The majority of the expansion will occur within the first week as the amount of force is greatest upon the initial expansion.
This appliance should be cleaned every day with toothpaste and a soft toothbrush, morning and night. Encourage the patient to give sufficient time to clean thoroughly around the appliance, gums, teeth, and bands to maintain proper hygiene and prevent inflammation. 3 minutes is recommended.
- Wire: American Orthodontics Chromium Cobalt
- Screw: Leone LEAF RPE 450 or 900 grams
Attachment & Band options:
- AO Maximum Retention Bands
- Leone Web Bands
- AO .022 Slot w/ Hook
- AO Headgear and .022 Slot with Hook
- AO MBT w/hook
- AO Double Slot w/ Hook