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Product News in October 2020 Issue

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Retainer Case

The slim SmilerSaver case attaches magnetically to a smartphone to safely hold a retainer or aligner, along with small accessories such as elastics or aligner removers. According to the manufacturer, the ergonomic design provides a comfortable and convenient grip, while circular padding protects the phone. The case can also be used to prop up the phone during use. Black, gray, or white colors are available; each case is 5⁄8" thick and weighs 1.65oz.

For more information, contact SmilerSaver, Centreville, VA. (703) 254-0505; www.smilersaver.com.

Appointment App

Virtual evaluations and visits can be conducted securely and seamlessly using Ortho2’s new inVisit app, regardless of which practice-management software an office uses. According to the developer, prospective and current patients are guided though an intuitive process of taking and submitting photos and completing a customized questionnaire. Clinicians use the personalized dashboard to review records and communicate with patients by text or e-mail.

For more information, contact Ortho2, 1107 Buckeye Ave., Ames, IA 50010. (800) 678-4644; www.ortho2.com.

Bracket-Wire System

The Norris 20/26 System incorporates twin, passive self-
ligating brackets with a reduced .020" × .026" slot size for improved control, according to the manufacturer. Features of these cobalt chromium brackets include four true tie wings and undercuts, universal premolar hooks, mechanical bases, and convenient “glided” door mechanisms. The system is completed by Norris Extra Broad archwires, with 30% wider archforms to reduce dark buccal corridors and allow maximum space for ease of leveling and alignment. An online educational platform is also available.

For more information, contact DynaFlex, 10403 International Plaza Drive, St. Ann, MO 63074. (866) 346-5665; www.dynaflex.com.

Handpiece Maintenance

Featuring clean air-blow technology, the Lubrina 2 enables fully automatic cleaning, purging, and lubrication of as many as four handpieces or attachments in one cycle, using about one-fourth of the oil needed for manual lubrication. According to the company, the system can perform air-turbine maintenance in about 20 seconds per handpiece. Its dual lubrication system saves time, and a built-in oil mist reduction mechanism keeps oil from scattering. The unit is compatible with four-hole, five-hole, and six-pin connections.

For more information, contact J. Morita USA, 9 Mason, Irvine, CA 92618. (877) 566-7482; www.morita.com/usa.

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