Date: Saturday, February 24, 2007 12:19 AM
From: "ESCO automatic digest system" <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: ESCO Digest - 20 Feb 2007 to 23 Feb 2007 (#2007-23)

There are 2 messages totalling 145 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Essix models
  2. Closing mechanics

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 10:34 AM
From: charles ruff <orthodmd@MAC.COM>
Subject: Essix models

Why do you worry about breaking Essix models?  Is it because you try to keep the original model to make replacement retainers?  How does that work if everything goes according to plan?

charlie ruff

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 9:20 AM
From: William Hyman <babbitecho@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: closing mechanics

I use sliding mechanics on 19x25 stainless steel to close space. In some patients, especially adult brachycephalic patients, this does not work. What other types of closing mechanics would you try for these types of cases. In the past I used 19x25 heat teated elgiloy with 4 closing loops. This was a  technique from the Roth group. But G&H Wire has discontinued that line and I don't fancy bending the wires myself. Thanks for the help.

Bill Hyman