When we envisioned the new MicroArch® PLUS line, we realized we were seeking a level of manufacturing precision that simply wasn’t available. Rather than compromise our creative vision, we decided to invest in our own facility. Five years and seventy million dollars later, we can say with confidence that this was the right decision. Not only can we make the bracket we’ve always wanted to make, but we can also manufacture it at a level that no other mini-twin can match. MicroArch PLUS gives you the workability you want, the control you need and the esthetics your patients demand. Continue reading MicroArch® PLUS: Addition Through Innovation
A Story of Design, Development and Ingenuity
White Paper by Dr. Jerry Clark, DDS, MS
Since the introduction of the In-Ovation R bracket over a decade ago, other manufacturers have been unsuccessful in their attempts to improve on its form, fit, and functionality until now.
Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics, the leader in orthodontic brackets, has taken a quantum leap forward with the new In-Ovation X bracket system. The project started with GAC assembling a group of noted orthodontists throughout the world to meet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, their task was to define clinical design inputs for the “ultimate orthodontic bracket”. The result was the In-Ovation X orthodontic bracket system. Continue reading In-Ovation® X: A Story of Design, Development and Ingenuity
In-Ovation® X Self-Ligating Metal Bracket Design Features and Advantages
White Paper by Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics Research & Development Team
To highlight the advantages of In-Ovation X in comparison to other self-ligating brackets in terms of:
1) Calculus interference
2) Clip Retention
3) Reduced Overall Bracket profile
Metal self-ligating brackets have become progressively favorable in orthodontic treatment due to their efficiency in treatment and advantages realized by both the clinician and patient. Various
aspects of self-ligating brackets have been studied in order to evaluate their function and properties. Continue reading In-Ovation® X: Self-Ligating Metal Bracket Design Features and Advantages
hurrimix™ Automatic Mixer for Alginate and Stone
The hurrimix™ increases office efficiencies by standardizing the mixing process to deliver a top quality mix every time.
The Ultimate in Style Software with 20 Mixing Programs
The hurrimix™ is programmable with 10 options for alginates and 10 programs for stones. Users can modify any programs at any time. You can set programs for speciﬁc alginate and stone products resulting in a fast, reliable mixing process, with no time wasted on manually programming the mixer, and guaranteed correct mixing times. Continue reading Mix with Confidence
Designed by You
When you make the most successful self-ligating bracket, GAC has set the bar pretty high. But that’s the challenge of innovation. Taking the best in class and taking it to the next level.
We spoke to orthodontic professionals across eight countries in three continents. It was a thought-provoking process that revealed more than 100 individual items that were important to the clinicians we spoke with. After the information was collected and collated, we analyzed our findings point by point. This enabled us to hone in on the design elements that the orthodontic community thought were most important. Ultimately, 3 key ideas were identified. Continue reading In-Ovation® X by GAC – Elevating Standards, Expanding Possibilities.
The OmniArch PLUS is the first complete prescription to be produced in Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sarasota FL. The brackets are metal injection molded, a manufacturing process that allows for incredibly intricate design elements to be reproduced with a high degree of accuracy. This means that all of the design elements and bracket programming are engineered to be as close to perfect as possible. Continue reading OmniArch® PLUS
Force When You Need It. Expression When You Want It.
Expression through Innovation
Extreme wire bends and challenging cases can put your archwire to the test. Not only must the wire be easy to bend and engage, but it must also resist deformation and fully express the desired forces while limiting excess patient discomfort. Nickel Titanium BioForce PLUS archwires by GAC are engineered with an unmatched combination of metallurgical expertise, technological resources and clinical knowledge. As a result, they deliver an ideal combination of performance, reliability and workability.
Author: Dr. Jerry Clark
Have you ever completed treatment and ended up with a “gummy” smile? Have you ever waited and waited and waited for a canine to erupt so you can bracket the tooth and move forward with treatment? Have you ever completed treatment, had the teeth aligned perfectly, only to find that the gingival heights of some of the maxillary anterior teeth are at levels thus adversely affecting the esthetics of your patient’s smile? Have you ever tried to band a second molar and had an operculum obstructing your ability to band the tooth? Have you ever had a patient with poor oral hygiene that presents with inflamed hypertrophic gingival tissues that are growing over the patient’s brackets? These are just a few of the problems that can be easily and painlessly eliminated by using a soft tissue diode laser. Today, for the orthodontist who desires to provide the finest treatment for their patients, a soft tissue laser is an affordable must for your practice. They are easy to use and the positive effect you can have on your patient’s orthodontic treatment results are too significant to ignore. Continue reading Do You Have a Laser Yet? It’s Time to Get One!
In this time of travel teams, swing instructors and sports psychologists, few parents think twice about dropping a couple hundred dollars to keep their kid suited up in the latest cleats, skates and gear. A recent study by TurboTax estimated that the average parent spends $671 per year to cover the costs of organized sports. Yet for all of the money invested in gear, far too many young athletes are using mouthguards that provide little or no protection. The best—and some would say only—option is a custom fitted sports mouthguard. The key to getting everyone onboard, from proud parents to weekend warriors, is to frame the appliance as an essential piece of equipment. Because it is. Continue reading Let Custom Mouthguard Fabrication Take Your Practice to the Next Level
When Dr. Brandon Owen bought a practice in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2006, he wasn’t looking to bring orthodontics to an under-serviced area. He readily admits that the area probably had a full contingent of orthodontists. But the allure of the Fort Collins area itself was simply too overwhelming for him and his wife to consider going anywhere else. What he needed was a way to differentiate himself, and his practice. Continue reading The Treatment That’s Leaving All The Other Practices Behind.