Palatal Crib with Omega Loop
This fixed appliance is designed to aid patients in overcoming thumb-sucking habits. Fabricated horizontally, it effectively prevents the thumb from contacting the palate’s roof. For stability against thumb or tongue forces, occlusal rests for premolars can be laser welded. Additionally, the inclusion of omega loops allows for potential molar rotation, enhancing its versatility and effectiveness.
- Appliance Components
- Loop can open towards the mesial.
- Wire spans the palate at the 6s, perpendicular to the midline and 1-2mm from tissue.
- Center the loop at the midline, 5-6mm wide, opening towards the distal.
- Blank Band-UL6/UR6
- .036 Wire Framework