What To Send Us

Models
Wax Bites
Notes

Herbst®


Upper and lower models poured in Class I or Class II stone. Spacers can be placed after the impression is taken.








Herbst® mechanisms are positioned for an end to end relationship on Class II and Division II patients. Division I patients are positioned in a Class I molar relationship. Wax bites or lines on models will override the standard positioning.



Specialty can supply and fit crowns, bands and the new ROCs (removed occlusal crown) indirectly. Clinicians can also fit bands or crowns in the impression or send them loose in a bag for technicians to fit indirectly in the lab.






Metals


Upper and lower models poured in Class I or Class II stone. Spacers can be placed after the impression is taken. Some cases will only require upper or lower models.



Necessary only if centric occlusion is not obvious when articulating models.








Specialty can supply and fit crowns, bands and the new ROCs (removed occlusal crown) indirectly. Clinicians can also fit bands or crowns in the impression or send them loose in a bag for technicians to fit indirectly in the lab.




Fixed Retainers


Upper and lower models poured in Class I or Class II stone. Some cases will only require upper or lower models.


Necessary only if centric occlusion is not obvious when articulating models.


When possible, include the opposing models so our lab technicians can check for occlusal interferences and reduce clinical adjustment time.


Removable Retainers


Upper and lower models poured in Class I or Class II stone. Some cases will only require upper or lower models. Both models are required if bite planes or habit cribs are added.


Necessary only if centric occlusion is not obvious when articulating models.


When possible, include the opposing models so our lab technicians can check for occlusal interferences and reduce clinical adjustment time. Reference Specialty Color Guide when ordering retainers.


Functionals


Upper and lower models poured in Class I or Class II stone. Some cases will only require upper or lower models.


Wax bite should reflect exact A-P, transverse and vertical dimension to be built into the final appliance.


The backs of the models should be trimmed to the wax construction bite. Remember that Specialty Colors can be used for Functional Appliances too.


Splints


Upper and lower models poured in Class I or Class II stone. Always send both arches so the appliance can be equilibrated in the lab.


Wax bite should reflect the exact vertical dimension of interocclusal acrylic in the final appliance.


Indicate articulator settings when mounted models are sent to the lab. Be careful to watch for severe undercuts. It may be necessary to use Variflex® material which is forgiving in severe undercut patients.


Labial Indirect Bonding


Upper and lower models poured in Class I or Class II stone.


Necessary only if centric occlusion is not obvious when articulating models.


Unless supplied by the clinician, Specialty will place a long axis line on the models for all teeth to be bracketed. This is a visual indicator to reference the vertical centerline of the bracket. The specific orientation of the brackets to the long axis may vary depending on the alignment references (bracket body, slots and bases) used by various manufacturers.


Clear Image® Aligners


Upper and lower models poured in Class I or Class II stone.


Necessary only if centric occlusion is not obvious when articulating models.


When possible, include the opposing models so our lab technicians can check for occlusal interferences and reduce clinical adjustment time.