American Orthodontics Adds to ifit Buccal Tube Family

Sheboygan, Wisconsin — American Orthodontics introduces a new offering in their line of buccal tubes. The new ifit Convertible is a one-piece convertible with a web-like featured cap that stays in place when in treatment and easily converts when needed while the tie-wing undercuts accommodate all elastomerics.

The ifit family offers an innovative hook orientation as the flat hook angle delivers superior patient comfort and the extreme mesial hook location simplifies engagement of elastic. The large centered mesial facilitates easy wire insertion and the distal extension provides additional hook area on ifit tubes with 10 degree rotation.

Enhanced bonding and fit are featured throughout the ifit family. The dual mechanical retention bonding pad incorporates micro-roughened 80 gauge mesh over a photo-etched foil base for exceptional bond strength. There is also a pronounced developmental groove to enhance fit and positioning accuracy.

The Horizontal placement line provides excellent reference to the desired occlusal plane and the tweezers guides allow accurate, non-slip delivery to posterior teeth. Plus, the quadrant color coding ensures accurate tooth identification.

ifit Convertible:
  • A dual purposed one-piece “cap”
    • Robust – Stays in place throughout treatment
    • Frangible – Easily converts when needed
ifit Mini 2nd Molar
  • Has a wraparound pad which can be used for partially erupted molars
  • Overall Mesial Distal width of 2.5mm
ifit 1st Molar
  • Blends functionality and convenience with patient comfort
  • 4.5mm Mesial Distal width
ifit 2nd Molar
  • Easy to place, low profile tube with a 3.2mm Mesial Distal width

Please see your American Orthodontics representative for more information.

ABOUT AMERICAN ORTHODONTICS: American Orthodontics is one of the largest privately held orthodontic manufacturers in the world, proudly based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Since 1968, American Orthodontics has been manufacturing quality orthodontic products and peripherals for customers in more than 110 countries. More than 98% of American Orthodontics’ products are manufactured at its Sheboygan headquarters using highly automated production equipment and a skilled, dedicated workforce. With 14 wholly owned subsidiaries, a direct sales force in North America, and a global team of exclusive distributors, American Orthodontics is a true orthodontic industry leader, committed to providing customers quality products, personalized service and dependable delivery.

For more information, contact Michael Terrill, VP of Marketing at

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