Distalization Orthodontic Appliances
EZ Distal Drive appliance, shown here with the activation spacers and insertion pliers. If you have been pleased with the performance of other distal drive appliances, but aggravated with the activation and hygiene problems, then you will be delighted with the EZ appliance. Maxillary molars are driven distally to achieve a class one relationship without tipping or rotation and easy precise activation is achieved with specially constructed QC activation pliers if the lab pre activation proves insufficient. The bonded EZ, shown on the lower left, is also available. We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to give us a call!
Bilateral EZ Distal Drive
EZ Distal Drive
EZ Distal Drive Appliance
Mandibular molars are distal driven without tipping or rotation. The Niti open coil springs are pre-activated or activated with spacers using insertion pliers. The anchoring component is secured to bicuspids or primary molars with bands or bonding.
This IPC Molar Distalizer provides effective molar movement and limits mesial movement with the incorporation of a large Nance button. The Inman Power Component (IPC) extends throughout the tubes to distalize the maxillary First molars. Distalization takes place by compressing the Niti open coil springs against the molar tubes.
The CD Distalizer is designed to distalize the molars. The anterior portion is soldered to the first bicuspids or the primary molars. Vertical tubes are soldered on the buccal aspect of the bands with .030 wires that run through the horizontal tube to the molar bands. Open coil spring are placed to provide a distalizing force on the molars.
IPC CD Distalizer
The IPC CD Distalizer is manufactured in the same manner as the standard CD Distalizer but uses the Inman Power Component allowing nore precise activation of the spring via the postive click collar and eliminates the need for spacers.
The Horseshoe Jet
The Horseshoe Jet is a unique distalization appliance that relies completely upon palatally placed mini-screws for anchorage. True skeletal anchorage eliminates reliance upon questionable deciduous roots and the palatal vault support as is the case with most distalizers. This design still benefits from forces that are applied, through a couple, closer to the center of resistance of the molars; a hallmark of the Distal Jet. As a result, there is dramatically less adverse molar tipping compared to other distalizers. Self limiting features of the Horseshoe Jet allow it to convert to a holding arch after distalization is complete.
The T-Rex and Snodgrass appliances were first designed by QC Orthodontics Lab President Jeff Paul. The appliances include locking wires soldered to the mesial lingual portion of the molar bands. This enables preactivation of the TMA springs and isertion into the lingual sheaths before seating the appliance. The locking wires can be easily cut during or after the expansion phase to begin molar distalization.
Hilgers / Tracey / Mini Distalizer
This appliance is intended to expand the maxilla, distalizing the upper molars, unlock the anterior occlusion and create room for erupting cuspids.
The mini expansion screw provides up to 12 mm of expansion. Stabilizing wires extend from the primary first molar or bicuspid band to the molars to add rigidity.This unique design provides reliable overall expansion while the pre-activated distalizing
springs are passive during the expansion phase. Activation of the TMA™ helical springs is achieved by cutting the pre activation wires.
This appliance produces a molar distalizing effect in the maxilla in the range of approximately 4 to 5 mm. A large acrylic button is used as an anchor component and .036 TMA™ springs produce a light continuous force against the molars. The anchor component is secured to the bicuspids or primary molars with bands or bonding.
It should be noted that this design incorporates an inverted horizontal loop placed half way between the helix and the molar tubes. By opening the horizontal loop, a buccal or distal uprighting force is created producing a bodily movement of the molders.
*TMA wire is a trademark of Ormco Corp.
Pendex with Expansion &
Dr. Activated Molar Springs
Bite Plate with Molar Rotation & Distallization Springs
Shammy Appliance Before
Shammy Appliance After
Expansion & Arch
Finishing & Retention
Finishing & Relapse
Pontics & Partials