GDC LUXATIP are used to force a wedge between the root of the tooth and the surrounding bone, which helps to loosen the tooth within the socket. Luxatips are often used before the use of forceps to ensure there is some movement of the tooth to be extracted. The tip is curved and rounded and may be straight or angled in a small or large size.
Mathieu orthodontic pliers are positive locking pliers intended for holding, placing, and tying ligatures and elastics. They also can be used for grasping and guiding a needle when suturing. Styles of Mathieu orthodontic pliers include a standard, narrow, hook, and notched. The tips or beaks of Mathieu orthodontic pliers may vary in size for specific size ligatures and elastics, and feature extra-fine serrations for superior grip and holding of ligatures and elastics without tearing. Be sure the pliers are constructed from high-grade stainless steel for durability, strength, and corrosion resistance.