HuFriedyGroup has expanded the Clear Collection Instrument Set with five all-new instruments designed to enhance the adaptability of clear aligners.
Like the original instruments in the Clear Collection Instrument Set, these new instruments were created to make it easier for dental professionals to manipulate invisible aligners without the need to heat the instrument.
There are many ways to accent, individualize, and optimize the biomechanics of invisible aligners, and as more patients adopt these aligners, the need for greater flexibility in how they can be manipulated became increasingly apparent. The company again teamed up with Jay Bowman, DMD, MSD, who originated the design of the Clear Collection, on the expanded instrument set. These five new instruments provide new options for enhancing aligner treatments in unique ways.
- The Spot: The Spot creates a tiny, rounded dimple for spot contacts to accent small individual tooth movements or added aligner retention.
- The Petite Punch: The Petite Punch cuts a 4.5mm half-moon cutout in an aligner for relief of the plastic around bonded buttons used for elastics.
- The Clockwise and The Counter Clockwise Wedge: These instruments are used to produce indents into the facial and the lingual plastic for the rotational movement of a specific tooth.
- The Eraser: The Eraser is designed to reverse or remove unwanted indents placed by other instruments in the Clear Collection series.
For more information on these new instruments, visit hu-friedy.com/Clear-collection.