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Functional Questions


  1. What is the best appliance to treat Class III?
  2. Does Specialty Appliances make Twin Blocks?
  3. What is the most common type of Bionator?
  4. How do I treat a unilateral cross bite?
  5. How do I maintain Class II correction with a fixed appliance?
  6. How do I maintain Class II correction with a Removable appliance?
  7. Do you make the DamonTM Stabilization Splint?
  8. Do you make Sagittal Appliances?
  9. What is your standard Schwarz Appliance Design?


What is the best appliance to treat Class III?

The Frankel is still one of the most commonly used appliances for Class III. Some clinicians use the Reverse Pull Facemask with an expander as well.


Does Specialty Appliances make Twin Blocks?

Specialty Appliances has made the Twin Block appliance since Dr. William Clark introduced it in the 1980s. We manufacture all designs of the Twin Block including the McNamara version.


What is the most common type of Bionator?

The Bionator to open the bite is the most common Bionator used today. Class II treatment and retention after the Herbst appliance are also typical uses for the Bionator.


How do I treat a unilateral cross bite?

The NORD unilateral expander works well to treat a unilateral cross bite. A ramp is placed in the lower quadrant in proper occlusion to the lower arch giving maximum anchorage to expand the cross bite.


How do I maintain Class II correction with a fixed appliance?

Specialty Appliances makes a fixed type of Class II support appliance called a Rickanator. The Rickanator is fixed to molar bands and has an acrylic ramp behind the lower incisors to support the Class I position.


How do I maintain Class II correction with a Removable appliance?

Specialty Appliances makes a removable appliance to support Class II treatment called a Phase II support appliance, which was developed by Dr. William Clarke. This appliance is much like a Rickanator, but is removable. The appliance is anchored to the teeth with Adams clasps and a labial bow.


Do you make the DamonTM Stabilization Splint?

We make the Damon Stabilization splint with either vacuum formed Essix material or the Dual laminate type. Both appliances will have the mandible slightly advanced to hold the corrected Class I position.


Do you make Sagittal Appliances?

Specialty Appliances has been manufacturing Sagittal appliances since the early 1980s. We manufacture all types and designs including the multidimensional 3-Way Expander made with one expansion screw.


What is your standard Schwarz Appliance Design?

We make all lower Schwarz appliances with occlusal coverage. The upper Schwarz can have occlusal coverage on request. We will place two screws in the upper arch if the arch is large enough to accommodate two screws.

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