Bilateral Space Maintainer
This lingual arch is designed to maintain arch length and keep space. The carefully adapted arch wire extends bilaterally and is welded to bands on the E’s or 1st molars.
Bluegrass thumb sucking appliance
Uses a Teflon roller bead to interfere with thumb activity and break the suction seal. This bead spins on a heavy wirework frame to remind patient of proper tongue position, and correct the habit.
An acrylic palatal button joined by a lingual wire attached to molar bands is designed to prevent the mesial drift of posterior teeth.
Thumb Sucking Appliance
This appliance utilizes palatal prongs designed to cause discomfort and break the suction. The vertical crib is welded to molar bands to interfere with digit sucking and break the habit.[video width="640" height="480" mp4="https://protecdental.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Thumb-Sucking-Appliance.mp4"][/video]
Tongue Thrust Appliance
A wire crib prevents the patient from pushing and thrusting on anterior teeth with the tongue. The metal framework, attached to first molar bands, distracts tongue function and acts as a deterrent.[video width="640" height="480" mp4="https://protecdental.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Tounge-Thrust-Appliance.mp4"][/video]
Unilateral Space Maintainer
A U-shaped loop is welded to an orthodontic band to maintain posterior tooth positions and allow for eruption of permanent teeth.[video width="640" height="480" mp4="https://protecdental.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Unilateral-Space-Maintainer-.mp4"][/video]