Great Lakes Orthodontics

Innovations and Exclusives: Products and Appliances

Great Lakes takes considerable pride in helping customers achieve their professional goals. Whether it's our unique and exclusive products; precision appliances and innovative laboratory services, or cutting-edge training programs - Great Lakes is always looking for efficient and economical solutions to meet customers’ needs in our role as a reliable and effective business partner.

This section features just a few of those unique products and appliances.

Products

Biostar® With Scan Technology:  Positive Pressure Thermal-Forming Machine

Reaches working temperature in 1 second! Achieve flawless adaptation using the Biostar® With Scan Technology by combining positive pressure (90 psi), and the process of forming the heated side of the material over the model.  Fabricate hard and soft dental appliances in half the time of conventional methods. 

  • Designed with convenient bar code scanner that automatically enters the correct processing information for your material
     
  • Extra deep model cup for embedding mounted models

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MiniSTAR S® With Scan Technology

The Economic Biostar® Alternative! Though smaller than the Biostar, the MiniSTAR S® With Scan Technology fabricates the same appliances with the same professional results. The MiniSTAR S uses 60 psi for positive pressure forming.

  • Designed with convenient bar code scanner that automatically enters the correct processing information for your material 
     
  • Reaches working temperature in 1 second
  • Programmable Display
  • Ergonomic Design


SAM® 3

All SAM® articulators are split-cast accurate one to another. A case mounted on one SAM can easily be transferred to another SAM with complete accuracy. This adjustable articulator is manufactured with the highest level of precision technology available for dental articulator instrumentation.


Maestro 3D Desktop Scanning System

A digital model generating system that creates fully rendered 3D models from intraoral scans, bites, impressions, or existing models. 3D models are delivered with unprecedented accuracy, clarity, and resolution. Designed with intuitive viewing software and analytical tools that allows you to manage and edit your digital STL files, perform complex measurements, create virtual bases and occlusal maps, and analyze patient cases swiftly and efficiently. Preserves office space by archiving patient models digitally.


 




DentaSOAK® 
 

DentaSOAK® disinfectant and cleanser kills more than 99% of bacteria – in just 15 minutes! In fact, it’s clinically proven to destroy stubborn candida albicans and other oral microbes. Retainers, dentures, and mouthguards are a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. And, if not destroyed, this bacteria can lead to painful, recurring oral infection.

 


OSA Demonstrator
 

An effective teaching tool to show patients the differences between normal breathing and obstructive sleep apnea/snoring. A Great Lakes exclusive, the OSA Demonstrator's easily moveable parts illustrate tissue obstruction, airflow limitation, and how a patient's sleep apnea/snoring condition will improve with a mandibular respositioning appliance. Made of durable lightweight plastic.

Dimensions: 10.5"h x 5.5"w


    


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Variflex™ Heat Softening Acrylic

Resilient and self-adjusting for optimal comfort, Variflex™ softens under warm tap water to provide excellent "snap-fit" retention. Offers superior clarity. Quick and easy to process, Variflex comes in liquid/powder form
and can be press-packed or poured.


AbsoAnchor Micro Implants

Designed to control and manage anchorage based on directional force mechanics. AbsoAnchor Micro Implants are uniquely designed with a smaller diameter of 1.2mm to 2.0mm allowing for easy insertion into many previously unattainable areas of the maxilla and mandible.


Appliances

Digital Splints

Up to 40% of dental patients today have occlusal pathology. 80% of these patients have muscle imbalances and can benefit from an occlusal splint.* 

You can treat this population efficiently and effectively with digital splints from Great Lakes.

Save chair time, treat TMD patients with predictability, and add value to
your practice!

(*Gordon J. Christensen, Occlusal Splints-Predictable, Frequent Use Practical Clinical Course DVD)


Smart Moves® Invisible Hard/Soft Anterior Aligner System

Smart Moves® is a progressive series of aligners that are less expensive,
offer more control, and are customized to your patient’s needs. Smart Moves is a less expensive solution for effective anterior tooth movement. Pay for only the setups and appliances needed – there’s not a set price for an entire ‘system’ of aligners that may never be used.

Smart Moves technology allows greater movement per setup than other aligner systems. So if, greater movement per setup means fewer setups,
then fewer setups mean a less expensive aligner system!


 

 



NarvalCC


Narval™ CC - The First MRD of Its Kind

Brought to you by Great Lakes Orthodontics in partnership with ResMed

Narval™ CC is the first and only CAD/CAM custom-made mandibular
repositioning device (MRD) on the market. Narval CC is the ultimate MRD
solution for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA),
as well as those who are unable to comply with continuous positive airway
pressure (CPAP) treatment. It is also a first line treatment for snoring in
the absence of OSA.

Unique CAD/CAM technology ensures a precise fit
and comfortable retention.


  Computer-aided design (CAD) enables a high degree of customization  
    to suit the complex dental anatomy of individual patients

•  Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) through selective laser sintering
    guarantees a consistently accurate MRD

  Made of highly resilient and durable biocompatible polymer material;
    Narval CC is metal-free, flexible, and lightweight.

•  Easy to titrate; highly adjustable (15mm protrusive range-1mm
    increments)

  Easy to reorder with CAD/CAM reproduction


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Note:  Narval CC can only be sold by Great Lakes to doctors in the United States.
*Photos ©ResMed 2012. Used with permission.







 





Narval CC Rx



Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner™ appliances are ideal for quick correction of anterior rotations, crowding, and adult relapse without the need for multiple appliances.

The Inman Aligner appliances use NiTi coil springs to apply steady, gentle forces to teeth – without the need for costly multiple appliances to complete correction. The Inman appliances achieve controlled, continuous movement
of the anterior teeth (2x2). These pre-programmed appliances make adjustments virtually unnecessary. Precision alignment is accomplished
with just one appliance.
 


Inman Spring Aligner



Klearway™ Appliance
 

Offering ultimate control, this appliance adjusts forward/backward in increments of 0.25mm for gradual jaw positioning. Fabricated of comfortable, thermoactive acrylic, Klearway™ is suitable for most patients including those who brux, have missing or complicated dentitions, extensive bridgework and/or short clinical crowns.
 


MPowRx™ Snoring and Sleep Apnea Appliance
 

This unique non-custom device treats chronic snoring and sleep apnea by repositioning the tongue forward instead of relying on the mandible. Clinically proven, MPowRx™ is convenient, effective, and comfortable. Ideal for multiple patient types, this appliance is easy to insert, maintains its shape, and one size fits most. No impression needed.