Instructions for application of LightForce custom bite turbos.
LightForce Custom Bite turbos
Each LightForce bite turbo is custom designed with 500 microns of bite opening to ensure no tooth to bracket interference with just enough occlusal opening for patient comfort during orthodontic treatment.
- Bite turbo trays can be found in the middle compartment of the Patient Kit. (see Photo) Each Turbo will come as an individual transfer tray with an open well for material to be easily filled and custom made for the specific tooth.
- Bite turbo trays can be designed for the Upper 1's, Upper 3's, or Upper 6's
Recommended Bite Turbo Material Order Info
Canada ONLY Order Info
Note: A small amount of petroleum jelly may be noticed by you or the patient. This is applied to the inside surface of the turbo trays to ensure an easy removal experience and should be left on the trays.
1. Fill turbo well with bite turbo material.
Slightly overfill the cavities to ensure solid contact between the material and the teeth.
- Ensure the tip of the material is deep in the well, filling slowly to avoid air bubbles
- Avoid overfilling the cavities too much, as this will create a lot of extra flash
- Extra material can be gently removed or flattened with a composite instrument or scaler, but be sure not to scrape too much away so that the turbo will no longer contact the tooth or will be incomplete
Note: If a tray breaks during removal, go to your patient's profile and order new bite turbo trays. See instructions on how to reorder trays >>> Reordering Brackets & Trays
2. Place tray on teeth & cure
- Fully prep lingual surface before tray insertion including- cheek retraction, etch, rinse, dry, primer
- Apply light pressure on occlusal/lingual ridge of the tray to ensure proper placement.
- Light Cure for 8-10 seconds (2 beeps) from the Facial portion of the tooth, these draws the adhesive to the tooth surface.
- Then remove finger hold on occlusal/lingual edge 8-10 seconds (2 beeps) and light cure the occlusal/lingual surface with tray on.
3. Remove tray
- Grip the trays with thumbs on the incisal and fingers on the lingual.
- For Upper 1's & Upper 3's apply slight pressure to the tray and pivot from the incisal edge and roll the tray lingually. If removed too quickly or forcefully, the tray may tear. (see image below)
- For Upper 6's apply finger pressure on lingual and buccal of the tray and pull the tray straight down towards the mandible. If removed too quickly or forcefully, the tray may tear.
4. Cleanup & final curing
- If necessary, clean away excess flash using a hand-piece or scaler.
- Cleaning before the final cure will make the material easier to remove.
- After cleaning excess flash, cure turbos for an additional 8-10 seconds to ensure the turbos are fully solidified.