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The one-step process for creating z-bends

Hu-Friedy Step Pliers allow clinicians to easily create z-bends (bayonet bends) in one, simple step by using a gentle squeeze of the pliers handle.

Z-bends created by step pliers help a clinician to extrude or intrude a specific tooth or teeth.  The bend can also change a tooth’s inclination and/or rotation.

Step pliers, also called detailing pliers or bayonet bending pliers, are best used extraorally on wire up to .022” x 0.25” (.53mm x .64mm).  The pliers’ double-sided offset beaks create a right-hand or left-hand step-up or step-down in wire at ½ mm, ¾ mm or 1 mm intervals.

Our Step Pliers are crafted with Immunity Steel® alloy, a high-quality surgical grade stainless steel, to ensure strength and corrosion resistance for a more effective treatment. We recommend steam sterilisation.

Step Pliers z-bends
Step Pliers help to create a right-hand or left-hand step-up or step-down in wire at 1/2 mm, 3/4 mm or 1 mm intervals.
Most commonly, z-bends are utilized in cases where there is a need to extrude or intrude a specific tooth, or teeth. The bends can also change inclination and/or rotation, advancing a patient’s orthodontic treatment.

The new Step Pliers are available in 3 different sizes:  1/2 mm, 3/4 mm and 1 mm.

Buy the new Step Pliers in the web shop.

 

More information? Have a look at the Step Pliers flyer.