From intra-oral scanning and computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), to 3D printing and e-communication — the orthodontics field has undergone profound change in recent years. Technological innovation isn’t the only thing shaking things up. Improvements in communication, digital processes, and shipping continue to expand the geographic reaches of the industry.
The Frankel philosophy uses the vestibules to enhance favorable growth in developing dentition and restrict undesireable muscle forces. Thus, the Frankel appliance is reported to provide an “ideal” environment for maximum arch development and proper skeletal jaw relationship. The three most commonly used designs are the Frankel II, Frankel III and Frankel IV.
Straight Wire Appliance
Torque-In-Base is the key to uniformity of Straight-Wire bracket placement, ensuring high levels of predictability and accuracy in result. With every Straight-Wire Appliance, the center of the slot and the center of the base are always on the same plane for consistent and easy bracket placement. Level Slot Lineup is the end result of compound contours, torque-in-base and accurate bracket placement. The Straight-Wire Appliance is the only appliance that assures you that the slot of the bracket will always be parallel to the occlusal plane of the arch.
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the ADA. Many like to think of Prosthodontists as the "quarterback" of a dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions for your dental needs. Replacing Lost Teeth.