Functional appliances come in many forms, and each, in its own way, can be key to successful case outcomes. Here are 15 functional appliance products on the market.

The POD mandibular splint

The POD

The POD, from SML – Space Maintainers Laboratories, is a patent pending, custom made mandibular splint designed to aid in treating bruxism and orthodontic dysfunction. Worn during sleep, the device serves to protect the teeth and restorations from the destructive forces of malocclusion and will help to alleviate TMJ/TMD, headaches, and facial muscle pain.

For more information, visit smlglobal.com.

Higgins XBOW Class ii corrector

Higgins XBOW Class II Corrector

An alternative to the Herbst appliance for Class II malocclusions in children and adolescents, this Phase I appliance, from Great Lakes Dental Technologies, allows simultaneous anteroposterior and transverse correction. XBOW pits the entire mandibular arch against the maxillary bicuspids and molars, opening space for the erupting canines. Great for distalizing maxillary posterior segments.

For more information,
visit greatlakesdentaltech.com.

AOA Lab MARA class ii functional appliance

MARA

The MARA, from Allesee Orthodontic Appliances, provides clinicians a simple, compact appliance for their Class II treatment. This design can accommodate a full bracket setup, 5-5, providing the doctor the ability to combine fixed bracket mechanics with their Class II treatment. The 3.0 offers a sleek forged lower arm, designed with a smaller profile than previous generations.

For more information, visit aoalab.com.

Aqualizer TMD occlusion splint

Aqualizer

The Aqualizer is a pre-made, temporary and emergency, self adjusting TMD/occlusion splint, used for acute pain relief, differential diagnoses and “muscle directed” bite registration. Aqualizer’s use of the body’s own physiologic mechanisms enables the most natural mandibular placement for centric occlusion.

For more information,
visit aqualizer.com.

Powerscope functional appliance

Powerscope Class II Corrector

Powerscope, from American Orthodontics, is a durable, spring assisted, one-piece telescoping design which delivers continuous forces and won’t disengage during treatment. Powerscope goes from treatment to installation in seconds with wire-to-wire installation and requiring no assembly, lab setup, or special band assemblies. The smooth, round, low profile design provides better comfort and aesthetics.

For more information, visit americanortho.com

VektorPRO Class ii corrector appliance

VektorPRO Class II Correction Appliance

The VektorPRO Class II Correction Appliance, from TP Orthodontics, is the only appliance that produces gentle, intrusive force vectors that do not tip the maxilla—just what is required for efficient Class II correction. Stays free from the “food zone,” and allows natural lateral mandibular movement for patient comfort.

For more information, visit tportho.com

Wilson 3D appliance system

Wilson 3D System

RMO offers the unique Wilson 3D Appliance System as part of its early treatment line. This patented insertion system provides for vertical placement of common appliances such as transpalatal arches, quad helices, and lingual arches making them fixed for the patient and removable chairside for the doctor.

For more information, visit rmortho.com

m4 MiniScop Herbst class ii functional appliance

M4 MiniScope Herbst

The M4 MiniScope Herbst, from Specialty Appliances, is a functional appliance known for durability and patient comfort. The compact design offers room for orthodontic bracket therapy while simultaneously correcting the Class II malocclusion. M4 also delivers the greatest range of motion, allowing 40 degrees of lateral movement and a maximum incisal opening of 64 mm.

For more information, visit specialtyappliances.com.

3M Forsus corrector functional appliance

3M Forsus Class II Corrector

Forsus Correctors, from 3M, require only one appointment for chairside installation, and the Forsus Wire Mount slides easily onto the archwire without the need for molar bands.

For more information, visit 3m.com/oralcare

Class II corrector Sabbagh Universal Spring

SUS3

The SUS³—Sabbagh Universal Spring—from Dentaurum USA is a telescope appliance with spring for universal intermaxillary use when treating Class II. It provides a perfect alternative for patients with compliance issues. The SUS³ acts with constant, gentle forces, mainly horizontal, on the temporomandibular joint, and can help to avoid the need for some extractions and dysgnathic surgery.

For more information, visit dentaurum.com.

DynaFlex CS System Class II Class III corrector

CS System

The DynaFlex CS System is a Class II/Class III corrector that can reduce the amount of time it takes to correct malocclusion without the use of elastics. With the simple use of the CS mechanical features, it attaches to archwires without the need of measuring or using adhesives.

For more information,
visit dynaflex.com.

Modern Arch Palatal Bars

Palatal Bars

Modern Arch recently introduced its Palatal Bars in multiple sizes with mesial and distal loop options. Palatal Bars are made with high quality stainless steel. Plating is available for those with nickel allergies.

For more information, visit modernarches.com.

Twin Block Class II correction appliance

Twin Block

Introduced by Dr Clark of Scotland, the Twin Block, from NorthStar Orthodontics, continues to be a popular functional appliance for Class II correction. Patient acceptance is strong both for its ease of wear and for its solid retention to the arch. A complete guide is available for purchase.

For more information, visit nstaro.com.

Carriere Motion 3D Functional Appliance

Carriere Motion 3D Appliances

The Carriere Motion 3D Class II and Class III Appliances, from Henry Schein Orthodontics, are used to employ the SAGITTAL FIRST Philosophy to achieve an ideal Class I platform at the beginning of treatment (prior to placing brackets or aligners) when there are no competing forces operating and patient compliance is at its highest.

For more information, visit henryscheinortho.com.

MagneTainer

MagneTainer

Patented by Drs Gene and Aron Dellinger, the MagneTainer, from Forestadent USA, is a state-of-the-art fixed and flossable retainer. The MagneTainer is glued to the back of your teeth with dental adhesive and uses attractive forces to allow the teeth to function naturally while maintaining their treated position. Coming in summer 2022.

For more information,
visit forestadentusa.com.

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