rake 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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Description

Treatment & Care

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.

Materials

  • Wire: American Orthodontics Chromium Cobalt

Attachment and 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