LaPorte, IN (June 15, 2014) – A world leader in custom finishing solutions, TP Orthodontics introduces the iFinisherTM, a custom finishing appliance that is the latest addition to their line of finishing solutions. From the Original Tooth Positioner developed by Dr. H. D. Kesling over 70 years ago to this most recent addition, TP Orthodontics continues to provide solutions geared towards the evolving needs of orthodontists around the world.
The iFinisher joins the most comprehensive line of finishing appliances currently available.Tooth positioning appliances are widely used and proven1 slight spaces, correction of minor rotations and buccolingual discrepancies, and correcting and relating teeth in both arches simultaneously, custom finishing appliances help achieve a beautiful finish and an ideal occlusion. Fixed appliances can be removed up to six months early for compliant patients. Daniel S. German, D.D.S. developed the iFinisher specifically for aligner treatment. The iFinisher is a small finishing appliance ideally suited to provide a higher quality finish with fewer trays while treating both arches simultaneously, thereby correcting the occlusion – something that cannot be achieved with aligner trays alone in such a short period of time. “Since integrating the iFinisher into my practice, I have been able to decrease the number of aligners needed and improve finishes. This is the only proven system that guides the opposing teeth into optimal occlusion,” says Dr. German.
TPO’s Original Tooth Positioner, the Mini-PositionerTM and the iFinisher appliances all provide great results, can be customized with precision seating springs for extra retention, and are available in a wide selection of materials and various colors. The Pre-Finisher® appliance is the semi-custom appliance in the lineup and requires no impressions.
It is available in a wide array of sizes, and can accommodate extraction and non-extraction cases. A quick cuspid-to- cuspid measurement ensures accurate sizing. All of TPO’s finishing appliances can be used for retention.
TPO’s custom finishing appliances can be fabricated from models, impressions or STL files. Files and prescriptions can be uploaded directly to the TP Orthodontics Lab through easyrx®, an online prescription management system that is accessible at www.TPOrtho.com/labs
“We are committed to offering orthodontists the most effective and widest array of finishing solutions available. After all, those are the principles our company was founded on and they remain so even in today’s market where options abound,” says Sandra Hoefer, Vice President of Global Marketing. “And we are pleased to be able to offer all orthodontists the ability to easily incorporate a proven finishing protocol into their practices.”
Call 800-348-8856 or visit www.TPOrtho.com/labs for more information on finishing appliances and other custom solutions from TP Orthodontics.
1 Gregory J. Stock, James A. McNamara, Jr., and Tiziano Baccetti, “Efficacy of 2 finishing protocols in the quality of orthodontic treatment outcome,” AJO-DO, vol. 140, issue 5.
About TP Orthodontics, Inc.
For seven decades, TP Orthodontics, Inc. has provided orthodontists products and services to achieve optimal results for their patients. Dental professionals around the globe trust TPO® brands for unsurpassed quality and performance. TPO is an ISO-certified manufacturer and provider of premier orthodontic services and products, including an innovative aesthetic offering. In addition to its manufacturing plant and headquarters in La Porte, Indiana, TPO maintains distribution centers throughout Mexico, Europe, Australia, South Africa, South America, Japan and China. Visit TPOrtho.com for more information.
About Dr. Daniel German
Dr. German has been caring for patients five days per week for nearly 30 years in his elite private practice in Dayton, Ohio. He is an assistant clinical professor of orthodontics at The Ohio State University and has given numerous lectures on various clinical and practice management subjects. He has published articles in the major dental and orthodontic journals throughout his career. Dr. German is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Louisville. Dr. German and his wife Teri have seven children and reside in Dayton.