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Tip 6

03 October, 2013

A question we get from around the world is how to deal with appliances that may cause soft tissue irritations to your patients.

Something to note is it's not a common occourance but it does happen. The first thing you need to do to prevent this from happening is to assess crown height. If the crown height is short, then you shouldn't consider using an appliance series with long flanges, for instance the Myobrace K Series.

Instead you should consider the Myobrace J Series or the T4K which is part of the Trainer System.

If a patient presents you with irritated buccal vestibules all you need to do is cut the height of the flanges down with scissors.

A patient with an irritated incisive papilla is caused by the tongue tag, and the only action needed is to cut little slits either side of the tongue tag to depress it slightly and move it away from the incisive papilla.

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