spring-aligner-upper

Spring Aligner

The standard spring aligner is used to rotate and draw the anterior dentition lingually. For buccal movement, a super spring aligner is recommended. We create this appliance with Adams or Ball clasps for maximum retention. For this spring aligner where correction is needed, we create a digital version of the dentition and move the teeth into ideal position with the aid of CAD software. We then 3D print out the model and create the appliance providing excellent results. The spring aligner can also be used as a dual purpose device when prescribed solely for retention. With the appliance being made on the finished results if relapse does occur the patient can restart wearing the device to bring teeth back to the original finish.

 

Description

Treatment & Care

Four-week appointment intervals are recommended. At each appointment, appliance fit should be evaluated and orthodontic correction monitored. Interproximal reduction, as well as appliance adjustment, may be necessary. 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.

Materials

  • 3D Model for setup: EnvsionTEC or Objet
  • Wire: American Orthodontics Chromium Cobalt
  • Acrylic: JBC Monomer and Polymer