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TECHNIQUE CLINIC An Easy Way to Remove Bonded Palatal Expanders

VOLUME 41 : NUMBER 04 : PAGES (221) 2007

RONALD L. LOEWINGER, DMD

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Removing a bonded rapid palatal expander or a bonded appliance can be a time-consuming chore. Here is an easy way I have found to debond such a device in my office.

Before bonding, grind dimples into the left and right bonding surfaces of the acrylic, using a large round bur (). Each dimple should be wide enough to accommodate a posterior band remover. Mark the dimples with a black Sharpie--the acrylic must be clear so that the black marks will show thr...

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