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SUS2 correctors

Author : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontiste,

SUS2 is an acronym for Sabbagh Universal Spring. The distributor of SUS2 correctors is the Dentaurum company.   A SUS2 corrector is made of a telescope rod that inserts into a guide tube. An inner spring ensures a compression force of 2.4 Newton (1 N = 110 g). An archwire adapter makes it possible to […]

How does a fixed functional appliance correct a Class II malocclusion?

Author : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontiste,

Fixed functional appliances are used to correct Class II malocclusions and have supplanted their predecessors, that are removable functional appliances, such as bionator, Frankell, Twin Block, to name just a few. Yet, it has been shown that no removable functional appliances could make the mandible grow (lengthen) even if these appliances move the lower jaw […]

Twin Block

Author : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontiste,

QUESTION Hello, Can the Twin Block appliance be used on my 13.5-year-old son who has a bone age that matches his chronological age and who presents a 9-mm discrepancy (overjet) in a Class II molar relationship? In France, the only treatment suggested to me was the use of bands with elastics. I was even told […]

Fixed appliance management of Class II malocclusion

Author : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontiste,

The SUS2 corrector device will be presented using bondable head gear tube and self-ligating mandibular molar tube. A case presentaion will be used to explain how to use SUS2 device in a successful manner.

SPEED™ brackets

Author : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontiste,

Ask an expert Page reserved to orthodontists   Bonding guide: Good start with SPEED™ Ask your questions in the Comments section.

Wearing-Using Invisalign®

Author : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontiste,

WEARING AND USING YOUR INVISALIGN ALIGNERS   Here are some tips to help ensure proper use and avoid damaging your aligners.   Always Remember To Wear your aligners per your doctor’s instruction,s usually 20-22 hours per day. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your aligners. Handle only ONE aligner at a […]

HARMONY

Author : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontiste,

Self-ligating lingual bracket Here is a new lingual bracket developed by Dr Patrick Curiel and commercialized by American Orthodontics. Benefits of HARMONY compared to competitors’ systems (Incognito™) are the reduced chair time when changing orthodontic archwires and a more reliable and stable fixation of the orthodontic archwire in the bracket slot. Because of the horizontal […]

Fixed appliances

Author : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontiste,

Active self-ligating SPEED™ systems We use self-ligating SPEED™ brackets, eliminating the need to use elastics or metal ligatures that conventional orthodontic appliances necessitate to hold the orthodontic archwire in place. The wire is thus held in place by a Spring Clip in nickel-titanium shape-memory alloy which has the benefit to ensure a constant force of […]

Protraction facemask

Author : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontiste,

Definition Protraction facemask, facemask, protraction mask, orthopaedic facemask, Delaire mask are many names designating the same appliance. The protraction facemask is an appliance commonly used in the interceptive treatment of Class III malocclusions where the maxilla (upper jaw) is anteroposteriorly (front-back) deficient. It is designed to apply forward and downward traction on the upper jaw. […]

Incognito™

Author : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontiste,

Lingual systems The Incognito™ brackets are a system of brackets bonded to the back side of the teeth, to the lingual side. They are thus invisible from the outside. The manufacturing process is complex and necessitates additional steps, because each bracket is tailored and casted individually for each tooth. Manufacturing costs are substantial, even more […]


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