A straightedge used for orthodontic measurements
Compass like device used for orthodontic measurements
Device with a sliding part that is used for orthodontic measurements
Elastic separating placement pliers
Used to place elastic separators
Used to remove elastic separators and elastic ligatures. Also removes excess cement and bonding material.
Hemostat (straight tip)
Used to place elastic ligatures
Band Seater (bite stick)
Aids in seating a molar band, patient bites on head of instrument
Aids in seating a molar band, operator applies pressure to the band
Pliers that lift a band off the tooth once it has been seated
Bracket Placement pliers
Used to carry and place brackets during bonding onto the facial surface of the tooth
Assists in placement/removal of the arch wire or metal separators. Also used to bend wires (adjust) on appliances.
Used to place and remove arch wires
Cuts wires on appliances or cuts the excess off arch wires
Distal end cutter
Safely cutting pliers to cut excess of the most distal end of the arch wire, intraorally, without dislodging the cut piece (holds it)
Mathieu Needle Holder
Locking Instrument used to hold and manipulate ligature ties (wire) during the ligation of the arch wire
Used to tuck the pigtail end of a wire ligature
Ligature Tying pliers (coons)
Used to place/manipulate ligature wire
Adjusts clasps and wires on appliances
Pliers that remove bonded brackets
Retracts tongue during band cementation or bonding of brackets
Retracts cheeks during band cementation or bonding or brackets
Elastic, TP spring, brass wire or "dumbell"--Placed interproximately to create space for banding
The main wire or "track" along which the teeth move in orthodontic treatment.
Metal ring cemented to a tooth usually the base onto which brackets, arch wire tubes, headgear tubes, buttons, or cleats are soldered
An orthodontic attachment consisting of 3-4 wings bonded to the tooth. An arch wire is placed within the wings.
An elastic ring or metal wire that ties the arch wire into place within the brackets.
Provide extra pressure from tooth to tooth or opposing arches. (Aka rubber bands)