The American Orthodontics PowerBar is a fixed functional, direct bond orthodontic appliance for correcting Class II cases through segmental tooth movement.

American Orthodontics has announced the universal PowerBar suite of Class II correction appliances.

PowerBar is a fixed functional, direct bond orthodontic appliance for correction of Class II cases into Class I through efficient segmental tooth movement.

The universal design allows use on the left or right sides of the maxillary arch. Initial application of PowerBar can reduce total treatment time and provides easier segmental correction. The UDI compliant PowerBar is metal injection molded to exacting standards for consistent results.

“This is a terrific option for orthodontists treating Class II cases,” said Jon Wiegert, American Orthodontics product manager. “PowerBar is applied earlier in treatment than our PowerScope 2 and strengthens our Class II appliance offerings.”

With a consistent elastic regimen, the the appliance is an early and efficient way to correct Class II and reduce treatment time.

The free-moving bar and socket provides rotational control of molars during treatment as well as opening space between laterals and cuspids, or cuspids and premolars.

It features a pad base for optimal bonding strength and the smooth and rounded mesial hook is engineered for simple attachment of elastics. The facial line on the socket provides easy buccal groove placement.

PowerBar permits the use of almost all complementary appliances but combined with buccal tubes, buttons or UT hooks, thermoforming plastic, and elastics from American Orthodontics provides a coordinated and effective treatment.

After bonding attachments to the lower arch first or second molars, the correct size universal PowerBar is placed in the upper arch. Once Class II is corrected, it can be removed, and space closed with traditional braces.

PowerBar offers 23 sizes with each identified by color for better visual inventory control. The wide array provides the flexibility of spanning PowerBar from cuspid to molar, or pre-molar to molar in patients of all ages and growth levels.

Incorporating different sizes of PowerBar between left and right is convenient since the remaining devices can easily be used in future cases.

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