This new product will allow your patients to have a more enjoyable orthodontic experience.
Snapcaps are mini bumpers intended for use only on the maxillary incisors and only on metal brackets.
Snapcaps do not touch the arch wire, but simply engage the undercuts of the bracket wings. As a result, Snapcaps should not affect orthodontic tooth movement.
Snapcaps were found to be compatible with 28 of the 30 types of metal brackets that were tested regardless of whether the arch wire is held in with single ties, elastic chain, steel ligatures or self ligation. If you would like a list of the brackets that were evaluated or require further information, please contact us.
A unique feature of the Snapcaps is the Safety Stops. The Safety Stops are bumps located on the inside of the upper and lower portions of the Snapcaps. They are designed to fit in between the wings of the twin brackets.
The Safety Stops serve two important purposes. First, they keep the Snapcaps centered on the bracket. Secondly, the Safety Stops provide a mechanical interlock with the bracket, which tends to keep the Snapcaps properly positioned until the patient intentionally removes them.