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JCO Product News, May 2011

Esthetic Bracket

InVu ceramic brackets' exclusive Personalized Color-Matching Technology allows the brackets to absorb certain wavelengths of light and thus blend with the color of individual teeth for improved esthetics, according to the manufacturer. The patented polymer mesh base is designed for easy, non-destructive debonding; deep tie wings provide various ligation options.

For more information, contact TP Orthodontics, 100 Center Plaza, La Porte, IN 46350. (866) 456-InVu; www.tportho.com.

Specialty Mouth Mirror

The disposable Mirro-Vac Saliva Ejector Mirror features a built-in evacuation system designed to help maintain a dry field while retracting tissues and providing good visibility for bonding, sealant application, and similar procedures. Four suction inlets prevent tissue grabbing and ensure that the mirror remains fog-free, according to the manufacturer. The standard size 4 mirrors are packaged in bags of 50.

For additional information, contact IndiGreen Innovations, P.O. Box 728, Greenville, NC 27835. (866) 429-4902; www.indigreen.com.

LED Loupe Light

With a diameter less than that of a dime (.65"), the Feather Light LED is the lightest and smallest LED loupe light available, featuring an aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy body and a lithium-ion battery that provides eight hours of consistent brightness on the highest setting, according to the manufacturer. Customized mounting brackets are designed to fit virtually all brands and models of loupes.

For more information, contact Ultra Light Optics, 17151 Newhope St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708. (323) 316-4514; www.ultralightoptics.com.

Interdental Brushes

GUM Go-Betweens Proxabrushes are available in three diameters to fit a variety of interproximal spaces and to clean around brackets, bridges, and implants, according to the company. These refillable, multi-use disposable brushes are packaged with protective caps for convenience while traveling. Both straight and angled designs feature flexible wire heads with chlorhexidine-treated bristles to inhibit bacterial growth.

For more information, contact Sunstar Americas, Inc., 4635 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60630. (800) 528-8537; www.gumbrand.com.

PRODUCT NEWS is presented as a service to the reader and in no way implies endorsement by JCO.

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