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IPR, Interproximal reduction (IPR) (also called interproximal enamel reduction / slendering, air rotor stripping (ARS) or reproximation) is the practice of mechanically removing enamel from between the teeth to achieve orthodontic ends, such as to correct crowding, or reshape the contact area between neighboring teeth.  IPR stands for Interproximal Reduction. Although this process is employed with all kinds of orthodontics, it is a commonly used part of Invisalign treatment to repair crowded teeth. Thus, we want you to know answers to these questions: what is IPR and why is it a commonly employed orthodontic process for treating specific issues with the teeth during the orthodontic process?
 

IPR Explained
IPR is also known as “enamel reduction,” because it requires rubbing away little portions of the outermost enamel from multiple teeth in spots that are crowded or that surround crowded teeth. Flexible strips of considerably more fine material, similar to sandpaper, are employed to rub away little portions of outermost enamel. Hand tools or dental instruments are employed to accomplish IPR. A typical tooth loses no more than .2 or .3 millimeters of outermost enamel during the entire Invisalign treatment experience. Tooth enamel can be 2.5 millimeters thick, so IPR removes only a small quantity and is only performed on specially selected teeth – never your whole mouth.

IPR is employed alongside additional orthodontic processes such as when adjusting arch width or the incline of the teeth (proclination). Often, people with crowded teeth have narrow arches and their teeth are inclined in a way that exacerbates their issues. By widening their arch and treating their proclination, considerably more room is made for all the teeth. The little amounts of IPR performed on certain teeth during your orthodontic process allows them to move into their intended positions along the mandibular and maxillary arches.
 

IPR Alternatives

The first alternative to IPR is extracting one or more of the crowded teeth in order to make room for remaining teeth. Most customers, if given the choice between enamel reduction and extracting teeth, understandably choose to go with IPR! This makes sense if you consider that the extraction process often requires the dentist to still use IPR on remaining teeth.

We consider every tooth to be important and should be retained if at all possible. IPR helps meet this goal if dealing with crowded teeth. It encourages greater stability of the teeth, requires no healing period (unlike extractions), and speeds up your orthodontic process, saving the you time and money.

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It is important to proceed systematically following a coarse to fine sequence in selecting grits. Unlike manual strips, the Ortho-Strip system provides rapid, controlled enamel reduction followed by polishing without unnecessary removal of healthy tooth substance.


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Packing Set Contains:

  • Premium Ortho TORQ Contra-Angle Handpiece (4:1 Gear Ratio Reduction) x 1 set
  • Double-sided orthodontics Strips, 5 models of 2 pieces each, a total of 10 pieces (Model: 90HD, 60HD, 40HD, 25HD and 15HD)
  • Manual Bar for Orthodontic Strips x 1 bar
  • Manual Single-sided Orthodontics Strips x 2 pcs
  • IPR measuring ruler (0.10mm, 0.15mm, 0.20mm, 0.25mm, 0.30mm, 0.40mm, 0.50mm) x 1 set.



Manual Single-sided orthodontics Strips



IPR measuring ruler (0.10mm, 0.15mm, 0.20mm, 0.25mm, 0.30mm, 0.40mm, 0.50mm)




Fillion D. Apport de la sculpture amélaire interproximale à l'orthodontie de l'​adulte (deuxième partie). Rev Orthop Dento Faciale 27 : 189-214, 1993.



4:1 IPR Contra-Angles Handpiece

Model Name: Premium Ortho-TORQ 
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  • For EVA Tip /  Orthodontics Strips
  • Compactible to ISO E-type motor /  Optional torque;
  • Improve instability of hand movements and realize rapid deglazing;
  • Accurate and fast.
  • 4:1 gear ratio
  • Vertical overlap movement (stroke 1.4 mm)

4:1 IPR Contra-Angles Handpiece (External Cooling)
Model Name: Premium Ortho-TORQ-W
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  • For EVA Tip /  Orthodontics Strips
  • Compactible to ISO E-type motor /  Optional torque;
  • Improve instability of hand movements and realize rapid deglazing;
  • Accurate and fast.
  • 4:1 gear ratio
  • Vertical overlap movement (stroke 1.4 mm)
  • External Cooling


Double Sided Strips:

Double Sided Strips include
* 90 micron - for use as a saw for opening contacts and Separation
* 60 micron - for Reduction 
* 40 micron - for Contouring 
* 25 micron - for Finishing 
* 15 micron - for Pre-Polishing

 
  • Flexible strips, diamond coated on both sides
  • Proximal contouring, finishing and polishing ofboth adjacent teeth in a single procedure
  • No injuries to patient (lips) or dentist (fingers)
  • Available singly or in a set
  • Fully autoclavable strips.


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