MBT™ Appliance System - Arch Forms
Clinical research has shown a great variation in the human arch form, and in the great majority of cases studied where all patients are treated to a uniform arch form, there is a strong tendency for instability or relapse. The MBT™ Versatile+ Appliance System offers three preformed arch forms that conform to the most common of natural arch forms, providing the versatility to best match an arch form for each patient. Starting with a choice of arch forms can mean fewer wire bends made chairside and in the long term can contribute to greater stability.
3M Unitek offers these three arch forms in a large range of sizes and types, from different Nitinol options to stainless steel and braided wire. Posted archwires assist the technique of en masse movement and other forms of sliding mechanics.