The biteplate facebow is a unique appliance. It is also known as a Cervera style bite plate facebow. The biteplate facebow has been recommended for use in the correction of Class II malocclusions with deep overbites. It is used in Class II Division I cases to simultaneously intrude upper and lower anterior teeth, retract upper anterior teeth, and move posterior teeth distally. It is often used in mixed dentition cases. The biteplate facebow is similar in design to the conventional cervical facebow with the addition of an inner bow metal plate. The plate presses against the maxillary incisors and prevents the patient from fully closing, thus acting as a biteplate. The optional retraction elastic is controlled by an optional wire hinge to eliminate tissue impingement.
Cushion loop facebow (top) and our standard facebow(bottom).
The Cushion Loop Style Biteplate is on top of the picture. The outer bow is made of .067″ wire and offers a softer spring style outer bow.
The standard biteplate facebow is on bottom of the picture. The outer bow is made of .072″ wire and offers a more rigid outer bow.
Outerbow sizes: Regular (A), Short (B), Super Short (G), Extra Super Short (H), Unilateral right (C) and Unilateral Left (D)
Innerbow sizes: 1 (85 mm), 2 (95 mm), 3 (101 mm), 4 (110 mm) 5 (straight inner bow)
Outerbow sizes: super short(SS), short(S), regular(R), long(L) all with offset outerbow hooks and long no hook version (LNHK) are available
Size 0-6 inner bows with “U” loops and plain (straight) inner bows.
“U” loop inner bow sizes are 0 (76 mm), 1 (83 mm), 2 (90 mm), 3 (97 mm), 4 (104 mm), 5 (111 mm), and 6 (118 mm).
CV100 Cushion Loop item number example:
CV100A345 = Cushion Loop style regular size outerbow with size 3 innerbow, .045″ diameter innerbow wire.
CV100 Standard style item number example:
CV100R345 = Standard style regular size outerbow with size 3 innerbow, .045″ diameter innerbow wire.
Choices: You have a variety of inner bow sizes and loops available as well as four outer bow sizes.
The pictured facebows are without hooks, elastics and springs. These items are options.
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