Fixed Anterior Bite Plate
Appliance Purpose / Function:
- Bands on first molars
- Lingual arch wire
- Anterior bite plate
- Wire: Stainless-.036 Elgiloy
- Dental Acrylic
Appliance Fabrication Standards:
A heavy wire lingual arch is formed and soldered or laser welded to the molar bands. The models should be articulated and the bite plate trimmed to occlude evenly with the opposing teeth.
- Wire does not need to contact the lingual surface of all the anterior teeth.
- Technician should form this portion into as smooth an arch form as possible avoiding sharp bends
- Posterior teeth must be contacted just above the gingival margin on the lingual surface
- Care must be taken to avoid blocking any teeth in the process of eruption
- A slight tuck must be made into the embrasure between the 2nd bicuspid and first molar when 2nd bicuspids are present
- Wire must lie against middle 1/3 of lingual surface of band
- Bite plate must be built up in anterior region to approximately level with the incisal edge of the anteriors (unless otherwise specified by Client), and must be a flat, level surface (Models should articulated)
- Acrylic is extents to the distal of each cuspid.
- All wires and inlay pictures completely encased in acrylic on lingual portion of anterior teeth