PREVENTIVE EARLY ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT METHOD
The ideal time for treatment with LM-Activator™ is in early mixed dentition when the first teeth are changing. LM-Activator™ aligns teeth, activates mandibular growth, and expands the arch perimeter in mixed dentition. The use of the appliance corrects and aligns sagittal and vertical relationships simultaneously. No separate phases are needed.
- The occlusion can be controlled in a three-dimensional way.
- LM-Activator™ is suitable for treating excess Overbite or Deep Bite, excess Overjet, Open Bite, Crowding, anterior Crossbite, and Class II or Class II tendency.
Choosing the model
The two basic LM-Activator™ model features are: LOW and HIGH. These are available with shorter or longer molar sections: SHORT and LONG. The appliances are combinations of these features.
The choice of model should always be based on an examination and diagnosis done by or under supervision of a specialist in orthodontic treatment.
Selecting the size
LM-OrthoSizer™ is a tool for aiding the selection of the appropriate LM-Activator™ size. The size is indicative and LM-Activator™ should always be fitted to ensure the correct
The use of LM™ orthodontic appliances during the growth
Description of the LM-Activator™ models
The LOW model is suitable for treating many different malocclusions: excess Overjet, excess Overbite/Deep bite, anterior Crowding, dentoalveolar anterior Crossbite, rotated anterior teeth, Class II, Scissor bite / Complete mandibular posterior lingual Crossbite or Gummy smile.
The HIGH model with thicker premolar and molar area. Specifically designed for treating skeletal and dentoalveolar Open Bite cases.
Both the LOW and HIGH models are available in two lengths: SHORT and LONG.
The SHORT model with a shorter molar section when the second molars have not yet erupted.
The LONG model with a longer molar section when the second molars have erupted or are about to erupt.
There are two alternative arch widths. The most commonly used arch width is NARROW with standard or regular arch.
The WIDE models are especially designed for Asian markets. It is suitable also for some Latin American markets.
All LM-Activator™ 2 models are available with incisal reinforcement for increased durability, REINFORCED. It is especially designed for Deep bite, but it is also suitable for other patients that can benefit from a firm anterior region or improved durability and wear resistance. We recommend it for patients over 8 years of age only.
LM-Trainer™ can be used in deciduous dentition, e.g. before LM-Activator™ treatment. It can also be used in functional education and for habit correction, e.g. reverse swallowing and mouth breathing, when harmful oral habits risk causing malocclusions.
LM-OrthoSizer™ is a measure for aiding the selection of the appropriate size. It measures the distance across the upper incisors and indicates the corresponding size.
LM 9400 LM-OrthoSizer™
LM 9400 measures the distance across the upper incisors from the distal surface of the left lateral incisor to the distal surface of the right lateral incisor.
LM 9402 LM-Activator™ 2 OrthoSizer™
LM 9402 measures the distance across the upper incisors from the distal surface of the left lateral incisor to the distal surface of the right lateral incisor. It is to be used with LM-Activator™ 2 series. The accuracy is improved with separate measures for mandible and maxilla.
Both are compatible with LM™ mirror handles (LM 25 SI/XSI/ES, LM 28 XSI/ES).