Hu-Friedy’s Clear Collection consists of innovative instruments designed to accent, individualize and optimize the biomechanics of the “invisible” aligner experience with NO heat required.
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“I have tried some of the Hu-Friedy instruments you (Dr. Jay Bowman) said you had developed. Awesome! I was tired of trying to grind out elastic hooks and buttons. Great invention!”
Clear Collection - The "New" Crew
The Petite Punch
The Counter Clockwise Wedge
- The Counter Clockwise Wedge is used to produce a wedge-shaped indent in an aligner at the facial and at the opposite line angle lingual for a specific tooth to create a rotational couple. Used to create a counter clockwise rotation.
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The Clockwise Wedge
The Tear Drop™
Adds a reservoir at the gingival margin anywhere elastic hooks are required within the arch, holding the elastics in place as the aligner is seated, permitting easier manipulation of elastics by the patient.
Emphasizes over-correction of rotations by producing an indentation at the mesial or distal line angles on the facial and/or lingual of a specific tooth. As an option, a rotational couple can also be created using vertical indents on facial and lingual surfaces on opposing sides of a tooth. The Vertical can also be used to produce an indent to produce a mild “nudge” to enhance resolution of in-and-out discrepancies.
The Horizontal: produces an indentation to accent individual root torque. It also enhances retention of either clear aligners or retainers by placing an indent into a tooth’s undercut or below a bonded attachment.
The Hole Punch
Creates 6.0mm half-moon cutouts for relief of clear aligners around bonded buttons used for elastics. It can also nip away plastic to provide soft tissue clearance to prevent aligner impingement of tissue.