The new ExpaBent® Rapida, a palatal expander with prebent arms and Muscle Thread® for a super-rapid separation, is available from American Tooth Industries. It features such improvements as laser-engraved numbering, directional arrows and batch numbers. The welding of the palatal arms into the body of the screw has been changed over to a laser-welding process. This eliminates the use of brazing material, which allows for production totally from surgical-grade stainless steel. Laser-welding also eliminates any chance of the leg breaking away from the body of the expander as it virtually fuses the two parts together.
For details about the Expabent Rapida, call American Tooth Industries at (800) 235-4639 or in California, call (805) 487-9868.