14. Orthodontic Instruments

Orthodontic Instruments

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image Elastic Separators

Functions ent

Characteristic ent

Elastomeric separators—Various sizes for different contact areas

Practice Note ent

Separators are placed on orthodontic separating tray setup.

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image Elastomeric Separators should be disposed of in the garbage. Single use only.

image Elastic Separating Pliers

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Function ent

To grip and place separators around contact area of tooth

Characteristic ent

Single ended

Practice Note ent

Elastic Separating Pliers are only used on the orthodontic tray setup.

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image Elastic Separating Pliers must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Hinged instruments should be processed open and unlocked.

image Steel Spring Separators/Brass Wire Separators

Functions ent

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Separators are placed on orthodontic separating tray setup.

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image Steel Spring Separators and Brass Wire Separators should be disposed of in a Sharps container. Single use only.

image Orthodontic Band with Tubing and Hook

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Functions ent

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Orthodontic Band is used on orthodontic banding tray setup.

image Orthodontic Band should be disposed of in a Sharps container. Single use only.

image Band Pusher

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Function ent

To push orthodontic bands into place during try-in and cementing phases

Characteristic ent

Single or double ended

Practice Note ent

Band Pusher is only used on the orthodontic tray setup.

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image Band Pusher must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Band Pusher or Plugger with Scaler

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Functions ent

Characteristics ent

Double ended:

Practice Note ent

Band Pusher with Scaler is only used on the orthodontic tray setup.

image Band Pusher or Plugger with Scaler must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Band Seater—Bite Stick

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Function ent

To assist seating or placing of orthodontic bands for try-in or cementing phase

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

image Band Seater—Bite Stick must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Orthodontic Bracket

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Function ent

To hold orthodontic arch wire in place (Arch wire moves the teeth.)

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Orthodontic Brackets are used on orthodontic bonding tray setup.

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image Orthodontic Brackets should be disposed of in a Sharps container. Single use only.

image Bracket Placement Card

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Function ent

To place each bracket and/or band on card according to tooth placement in mouth

Characteristic ent

Tape on card holds brackets in place before they are bonded to teeth.

Practice Note ent

Bracket Placement Card is only used on the orthodontic tray setup.

image Bracket Placement Card should be disposed of in the garbage. Single use only.

image Bracket Placement Card for Damon Self-Ligating Brackets with Self-Ligating Instrument

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Functions ent

Characteristic ent

Tape on card holds brackets in place before they are bonded to teeth.

Practice Note ent

Bracket Placement Card and Self-Ligating Instrument are used only on orthodontic bonding bracket tray setup.

image Bracket Placement Card should be disposed of in the garbage. Single use only. Self-Ligating Instrument must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Bracket Placement Card for GAC Self-Ligating Brackets with Self-Ligating Instrument

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Functions ent

Characteristic ent

Tape on card holds brackets in place before they are bonded to teeth.

Practice Note ent

Bracket Placement Card and Self-Ligating Instrument are used only on orthodontic bonding bracket tray setup.

Jan 8, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Nursing and Assisting | Comments Off on 14. Orthodontic Instruments
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