The adaptability of the Adjustable Protraction Face Mask allows for controlled directional force application by adjusting the elastics engagement bar to deliver protractive force in the desired plane. Fully adjustable forehead and chin rests allow for adaptation to most patient’s anatomical structure. The angle of traction is then determined by adjusting the elastics engagement bar to deliver horizontal, upward or downward forces as desired.
All face mask adjustments can be accomplished using a flat head screwdriver (not included). The padded forehead and chin rests offer comfort for extended wear and may be cleaned. Traction force application recommends 1/2″ elastics with 16 oz. pull ratings, alternatively 1/2″ 8 oz. elastics may be used if lighter forces are desired.
The face mask with zygomatic holds is intended to get posterior – anterior pull without use of a chin cup. It is also used for treatment where any pressure on the on the temporo-mandibular articulation has to be avoided.