The Jet family is a collection of user-friendly orthodontic appliances created to deliver reliable treatment results while requiring the minimum of patient cooperation. Constructed around a highly efficient piston and tube principle, coupled with a controlled and defined force delivery, the Jet appliances are uniquely adapted in their bio-mechanic approach to maximize outcomes. Each one specifically addresses a common, yet challenging clinical situation routinely confronted in daily practice.
Superior distalizer combines pure translation with excellent anchorage control and positive, simple molar retention with one appliance. Typical clinical situations for the Distal Jet are:
- Class II maxillary protrusion
- Class II molar relations resulting from missing or blocked out teeth
- Class II subdivision (unilateral) cases
Controlled bodily movement of terminal teeth, in either arch, is a snap with this design - especially anterior space closure. Typical clinical situations for the Mesial Jet are:
- Second bicuspid extraction cases
- Span reduction for prosthetics
- Closing spaces resulting from congenitally missing teeth
Uprighting tipped or partially impacted teeth is accomplished in a straightforward manner without affecting the rest of the dentition. Typical clinical situations for the Uprighter Jet are:
- Pre-prosthetic abutment uprighting
- Partial impactions
- Tipping as a result of premature loss of deciduous teeth, etc.
SPRING JET 1 - Dental Expansion
The replacement for all existing wireform expanders with precise force-counterforce mechanics. Achieve slow arch expansion with controlled, continuous NiTi spring force.
SPRING JET 2 - Orthopedic Expansion
Substitute for all screw or pre-set wire expanders. Unique delivery system for reliable results with minimal tipping requires no patient compliance.
Typical clinical situations for the Spring Jet are:
- Cross-bite relations
- Collapsed arches
American Orthodontics is pleased to announce the addition of two new products developed by Hier Labs™ to their global product offering. The first, PlaqueHD® Plaque Identifying Toothpaste, highlights nearly invisible plaque on teeth in a vibrant green color . . .Read More
University of Texas- San Antonio Student Dr. Shelby Steffenhagen Wins 2022 Eugene L. Gottlieb JCO Student of the Year Award, Presented by American Orthodontics
Dr. Shelby Steffenhagen from the University of Texas San Antonio is the winner of the 2022 Eugene L. Gottlieb Journal of Clinical Orthodontics (JCO) Student of the Year Award . . .Read More
American Orthodontics is proud to be the winner of five 2021 Orthotown Townie Choice Awards, highlighted by again winning the Metal Twin bracket category. This is the ninth year in a row the company has been recognized for best-in-class products . . .Read More