An instrument created to add a notch at the gingival margin of clear aligners anywhere elastic hooks are required within the arch. The Tear Drop provides a reservoir to hold the elastics in place as the aligner is seated. This permits easier manipulation of elastics by the patient.
The Vertical can be used to make an indent to produce a mild “nudge” to enhance resolution of in-and-out discrepancies. The Vertical emphasizes overcorrection of rotations by producing an indentation at the mesial or distal line angles on the facial and/or lingual of a specific tooth
The Horizontal instrument produces an indentation to accent individual root torque. It also serves a second purpose by enhancing retention of either clear aligners or retainers by placing an indent into a tooth’s undercut or below a bonded attachment.
The Hole Punch is used to create half-moon cutouts for relief of clear aligners around bonded buttons used for elastics. No need to attempt to attach buttons to plastic trays. In addition, the Hole Punch can nip away plastic to provide soft tissue clearance to prevent aligner impingement of tissue.