The 3DS Advance is a 3D printed nylon dorsal wing design appliance. The dorsal design is the most popular custom made appliance in use worldwide. It is the only appliance in which the upper and lower components are not connected together.
The lateral fin design maximises patient comfort and minimises side effects and allows the patient to open and close, talk easily, sip water etc.
As the upper and lower components can move independently of each other during mandibular movements there are less forces on teeth, thereby enhancing patient comfort.
The lateral fins hold the mandible forward, even during mouth opening. As the upper and lower components are not connected there are little dislodging forces when in use and retention is rarely a problem.
The new generation dorsal appliance has been successfully used in tens of thousands of patients throughout the USA, Europe and Australia. There have been many studies of the dorsal fin designed appliances demonstrating effectiveness and comfort.
The 3DS Advance is made from 3D printed nylon and is unbreakable in the mouth. This is in stark contrast to dorsal designed appliances made from acrylic resin which are prone to fracture – a very undesirable problem with potentially serious consequences.