Lingual Arches and Nances


Lingual Arch Lower: Soldered


A section of .036” wire is contoured to the lingual surfaces of the teeth and soldered to bands on the first molars. Spurs may be soldered distal of the laterals to prevent loss of space in the arch while waiting for eruption of posterior teeth. Adjustment loops are used in the bicuspid area for activation.




Lingual Arch Lower: Removable


A section of .036” wire is contoured to the lingual surfaces of the teeth and slides into sheaths on the first molar bands. Spurs may be soldered distal of the laterals to prevent loss of space in the arch while waiting for eruption of posterior teeth. Adjustment loops are used in the bicuspid area for activation.




Wilson 3-D: Lingual Arch


The Wilson 3-D Lingual Arch uses vertical sheaths for easier removal and insertion. The appliance comes in a variety of sizes to allow the proper contour for arch maintenance. The appliance can also be activated by adjusting the unique 3-D adjustment loops in the second bicuspid area.




Nance: Lingual Button


A stabilizing wire traverses the palate extending forward to the first bicuspid area. The wire is soldered to bands on the first molars with an acrylic button processed over the wire in the front of the palatal vault. This provides stabilization to the arch and prevents mesial movement of molars during transition.




Lip Bumper


The Lip Bumper has a 6 millimeter band of acrylic in the lower anterior section to allow for the maximum displacement of the lip pressure. The appliance has adjustment loops in the second bicuspid area for additional activation. There is also a tie hook in the adjustment loop. The appliances can be fixed during treatment.