Intraoral Photography Cheek Retractors
Intraoral photography often requires the utilization of cheek retractors to capture the best photograph of the teeth without any distractions from the lips. Indirect photography via the use of an intraoral mirror always necessitates the use of cheek retractors. However the utilization of traditional retractors because of their shape and size, tend to stretch the lips in such a manner that sometimes makes it more difficult to capture a beautiful picture due to limiting the incisal opening. Other times the retractors may be too large to allow proper placement of intraoral mirrors and contrasters.
By creating smaller retractors (TS Retractors) there is less constriction of the lips which enables the patient to have more range of movement allowing for a larger opening of the oral cavity and a bigger working field for the dental photographer. The bigger working field makes it much easier to compose a photograph and focus on the image.
Due to the size of the traditional cheek retractors the edge of the plastic is often seen within the final photograph. With the smaller size of the TS Retractors they eliminate this problem and they allow for cleaner photographs that are free of any distracting edges or tissues.
DISINFECTION/STERILIZATION - The quality of plastic utilized in the TS Retractors can handle either repeated cold sterilization soaking or the use of fast autoclaves. The TS Retractors have been tested specifically with over 400 sterilization cycles in a Statim 2000 autoclave.