JCO Product News published in October 2012

Diagnostic Deprogrammer

The Denar Deprogrammer is a diagnostic tool used to screen patients for TMD. With the Deprogrammer in place, symptoms such as headaches and muscle pain will lessen within 10 minutes if they are caused by occlusal interferences, but remain unchanged if related to the TMJ, according to the manufacturer. Sold in boxes of 10, the device is designed for use in Class I and Class II patients in either the upper or lower arch.

For more information, contact Whip Mix Corporation, Box 17183, Louisville, KY 40217. (800) 626-5651; www.whipmix.com.

Sports Mouthguard

The TotalGard athletic mouthguard was designed by an orthodontist to fit comfortably over brackets and most other orthodontic aappliances without interfering with tooth movement. No boiling or molding is required, according to the manufacturer. Single- and double-arch versions are available in three sizes and nine colors, with or without straps.

For more information, contact TotalGard Corporation, 800 W. Cummings Park, Suite 1550, Woburn, MA 01801. (888) 447-1807; www.totalgard.com.

Lingual Appliances

The Incognito lingual appliance system is now available for cases requiring treatment of mild crowding or relapse in the anterior region only. The new Incognito Lite Appliance System uses the same advanced technology as the full system, providing precisely customized brackets and robotically bent wires, according to the manufacturer. Brackets can be placed canine-to-canine or can include the first premolars if anchorage is needed.

For additional information, contact 3M Unitek, 2724 S. Peck Road, Monrovia, CA 91016. (800)423-4588; www.3mUnitek.com.

Lab Prescription Service

The new generation of the EasyRx orthodontic prescription system is cloud-based and can be accessed by any doctor, whether or not an EasyRx lab is being used, according to the company. The system requires only a computer and an Internet connection to design, manage, track, and store appliance prescriptions. Graphic tools include a state-ofthe-art digital canvas with dragand-drop appliance parts and commenting capabilities. A free 30-day trial is available for orthodontists.

For information, contact EasyRx, 6325 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221. (888)340-3751; www.easyrxortho.com.

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