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Truax Correctors Applicances
Truax Corrector appliances - the only removable
functional appliances that covers the teeth and a portion of the
supporting alveolar bone, no metal clasps on teeth. The results
are faster with greater dentofacial and skeletal changes during
growth and development and even adults without growth.
Advantages of removable Truax Corrector Appliances:
- The appliances provide sagittal and
transverse changes in each arch while at the same time changing
the antero-posterior relationship of the maxillae and mandible.
- Reduces treatment time, extractions,
and surgery. Patients are able to eat with the appliance in -
faster changes when in place during function.
- Excellent retention in the primary,
mixed, transitional, and permanent dentition. During the transitional
phase, areas can be blocked out for missing deciduous or erupting
- Occlusal interferences are eliminated.
The Truax Corrector II repositions the mandible forward a definite
prescribed amount, in steps, if indicated. The Truax Corrector
III delivers a continuous class III force.
- Esthetic and comfortable.
Types of Truax Corrector
- TC II - will
correct large overjet, overbite, and usually following a bite
plane for tempromandibular joint dysfunction.
- TC III - will
correct an underbite as fast or faster than correcting a large
overjet or overbite.
Patients must cooperate placing these removable
functional appliances for the skeletal and dental changes to occur.
These appliances are not a cemented non-compliant appliance.