Hu-Friedy, Chicago, has expanded its orthodontic line with the addition of its Ortho Step Pliers. The pliers are designed to make it easier for clinicians to create Z-bends in archwire.
According to the company, step pliers, also known as detailing pliers or bayonet bending pliers, are best used extraorally on wire up to .022” x 0.25” (.53 mm x .64 mm). The pliers feature double-sided offset beaks to create a right-hand or left-hand step-up or step-down in wire at 1/2-mm, 3/4-mm, or 1-mm intervals.
The Ortho Step Pliers from Hu-Friedy are made from Immunity Steel® alloy, a high-quality surgical grade stainless steel, to ensure strength and corrosion resistance.