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Uses of Orthodontic Pliers

Uses of Orthodontic Pliers

A basic instrument for the orthodontist and general dentist, but do you really know. How many types of orthodontic pliers are and what they really are for? Every professional should have a pair of Orthodontic pliers.

In this blog post, we are going to summarize the main models that should not be missing. At the dental practice and surely some more that can facilitate the orthodontist´s work in the most specialized treatments.

Uses of the orthodontic pliers

In addition, One of the easiest ways to classify the pliers is according to its specific function inside the specialty. And even though some of them can be multipurpose at large ranges, we can find:

Band Remover Pliers

As the name implies, they help to eliminate the bands, the adhesives, and the supports. The most important part is the tip or peak of the band that removes the band, this can be jagged for a great precision handling and with a plastic pad in the other end.

There are general and specific models for anterior and posterior bands, the most important detail to take into account is the grip has to be comfortable and long enough for adequate access to the posterior zone.

Adhesive Remover Pliers

Adhesive removal pliers feature a blade on one side with an occlusal pad on the other to remove adhesives and bonding agents. 

Some also have a spring mechanism for better durability.

Contouring Pliers

These very versatile tools are ideal for forming and contouring the molar bands and adapt the crown contours. They are also especially useful for placing accentuated curves in the wires.

Tips should provide a secure grip to prevent scratching of the wires when contouring and bending the arches.

Press Pliers

The crimp or crimping pliers have a variety of uses including placing stops and tubes in the arches, crimp bands and gingival margins of the crowns to ensure a tight fit and attach and hook the hooks.

Hollow Pliers

 These pliers work well in stainless steel and (titanium nickel) arches up to 0.020 inches.

Loop Pliers

Pliers designed to form loops on the orthodontics arches, they dispose of special tips to facilitate the creation of the curvature in different thicknesses, it is important to make sure the compatibility of the tool according to the thickness of the steel to be bend to achieve effortless and predictable results.

Pliers for elastics

They  designed to expand and hold elastics during placement. These Uses of the orthodontic pliers present a long conical tip in the shape of a barrel for principal accessibility and the placement of any quadrant.

Specialized Orthodontics Pliers

They may include tungsten carbide inserts for added strength, superior grip and prevention of sharp and pointed ends when cutting. A basic instrument for the orthodontist and general dentist, but do you really know. How many types of orthodontic pliers are and what they really are for? 

Every professional should have a pair of Orthodontic pliers.

In this blog post, we are going to summarize the main models that should not be missing. At the dental practice and surely some more that can facilitate the orthodontist´s work in the most specialized treatments.

Uses of the orthodontic pliers

One of the easiest ways to classify the pliers is according to its specific function inside the specialty. And even though some of them can be multipurpose at large ranges, we can find:

Band Remover Pliers

As the name implies, they help to eliminate the bands, the adhesives, and the supports. The most important part is the tip or peak of the band that removes the band, this can be jagged for a great precision handling and with a plastic pad in the other end.

There are general and specific models for anterior and posterior bands, the most important detail to take into account is the grip has to be comfortable and long enough for adequate access to the posterior zone.

Adhesive removal pliers feature a blade on one side with an occlusal pad on the other to remove adhesives and bonding agents. 

Some also have a spring mechanism for better durability.

These very versatile tools are ideal for forming and contouring the molar bands and adapt the crown contours. They are also especially useful for placing accentuated curves in the wires.

Tips should provide a secure grip to prevent scratching of the wires when contouring and bending the arches.

Press Pliers

The crimp or crimping pliers have a variety of uses including placing stops and tubes in the arches, crimp bands and gingival margins of the crowns to ensure a tight fit and attach and hook the hooks.

Hollow Pliers

 These pliers work well in stainless steel and (titanium nickel) arches up to 0.020 inches.

They designed to expand and hold elastics during placement. These Uses of the orthodontic pliers present a long conical tip in the shape of a barrel for principal accessibility and the placement of any quadrant.

Specialized Orthodontics Pliers

They may include tungsten carbide inserts for added strength, superior grip and prevention of sharp and pointed ends when cutting. A basic instrument for the orthodontist and general dentist, but do you really know. How many types of orthodontic pliers are and what they really are for? 

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