Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT TYPES OF TWEEZER CAN BE USED?
Refer to the. « list of compatible tweezer types».
WHAT TYPE OF ADHESIVE CAN BE USED?
All light cure and photosensitive adhesives used for bonding brackets.
HOW CAN ORTHOBOX IMPROVE THE WORKFLOW OF YOUR PRACTICE?
By pre-coating the brackets before they are fitted to the patient by the orthodontist, assistants are no longer needed at the chair and can get on with other tasks.
DOES ORTHOBOX REDUCE ACTUAL BONDING TIME AT THE DENTAL CHAIR?
By using an Orthobox, the orthodontist’s actions become standardized. And faster. If the orthodontist is used to having an assistant nearby, the fitting operation can now be done alone in the same amount of time. If the orthodontist is already used to working alone at the chair, Orthobox will save around 5 minutes for each dental arch.
HOW DOES ORTHOBOX CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR RETURN ON INVESTMENT?
- By using a pre-coa ting system, there is no need to use pre-coa ted brackets.
- It is time-sa ving for dental assistants (requiring only 5 minutes of preparation compared to 15 to 20 minutes when assisting the orthodontist).
- It is time-sa ving for the orthodontist (roughly 5 minutes).
HOW IS AN ORTHOBOX CLEANED AND WHEN?
After each use, the Orthobox must be cleaned outside and inside using anti-bacterial, with or without alcohol-free wipes. A special cleaning tool for getting into the corners of the tabs is provided with each Orthobox.
Only sterilized tweezers and orthodontic brackets must be inserted into the Orthobox.
WHAT IF A BRACKET FALLS INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE ORTHOBOX?
This can happen if the bracket has been incorrectly positioned on the tweezers or if the orthodontist did not correctly follow the instructions for removing the tweezers from the box. It is however easy to recover the bracket with the tweezers, by placing the Orthobox horizontally and opening the tab.
Do not forget to clean any deposits of adhesive which may collect at the bottom of the compartment.
WHAT IF ONE OF THE PARTS BREAKS?
Contact your distributor.
WHAT IF ONE OF THE TABS BECOMES LOOSE?
A screwdriver is provided to adjust the tension of the tabs. The adjusting screw is located at the base of each tab.
WHAT IF I HAVEN’T USED ALL THE BRACKETS FOR A PATIENT?
The orthodontist’s assistant will first check the patient’s records before preparing the Orthobox, according to the number of extracted or missing teeth. This way, any unused brackets can be used for other patients while retaining full traceability. If a pre-coated bracket has been placed in the Orthobox, but is not used by the orthodontist, it is advisable to remove the adhesive in order to be able to re-use the bracket.
HOW SHOULD THE ORTHOBOX BE PRESENTED TO THE ORTHODONTIST?
The Orthobox should be placed vertically with the numbered side facing the orthodontist.
CAN I USE ORTHOBOX IF I AM LEFT-HANDED?
Orthobox is designed for both right and left-handed people. Refer to the instruction leaflet to see how the tweezers should be inserted during preparation.
CAN THE ORTHOBOX BE USED WHEN A BRACKET HAS COME UNSTUCK?
The Orthobox can be prepared while the patient is in the chair. In this case, only those tweezers needed will be put in the box.
HOW LONG CAN PRE-COATED BRACKETS BE KEPT INSIDE THE ORTHOBOX?
The maximum time a pre-coated bracket will retain its adhesive properties is 72 hours*. This means the Orthobox can be prepared the evening before or on the day of the appointment.
*Read the instruction leaflet for more information.