From: Marco Tribò [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:53 AM
To: ‘The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics’
Subject: About Forsus/Twinforce
Welcome back to the sleeping beauty Esco Digest!
We have been using both with the following results:
1. Both works
2. Twinforce is about 1.8 x more expensive (in Switzerland)
3. Considerably less breakage with forsus
4. Both are easy to handle
5. Twinforce offers a version that can be fixed to the upper and lower wire (no need of Bands on upper first molars)
6. Forsus slides on the lower wire and rests on the cuspid bracket. This can cause problems: rotation of cuspids and the brackets can be detached.
So finally it is a personal preference and depends also on the type of appliance/patient that you are treating. As we all know we have patients that are very careful and then we have others…
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all out there!