Instruments for dental assistants

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Introduction to some of the most popular instruments in orthodontics for dental assistants

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Instruments for dental assistants

  1. 1. Orthodontic Instruments Introduction for Dental Assistants
  2. 2. Bird beak
  3. 3. Square and rounded beaks
  4. 4. Three prong plier
  5. 5. Squeeze the handles
  6. 6. Matthew plier
  7. 7. Used for…
  8. 8. Not used for…
  9. 9. Band pusher
  10. 10. Band pusher (large)
  11. 11. Hard wire cutter
  12. 12. Used to cut large wire (not used in the mouth)
  13. 13. Ligature cutter
  14. 14. Used intra orally to cut ligature (steel)
  15. 15. Distal end cutter
  16. 16. Used intra orally to cut the distal of wires
  17. 17. Proper positionning
  18. 18. Squeeze and cut
  19. 19. Howe plier
  20. 20. Used to insert and remove wire intra- orally

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