Acrylic Transitional Partial Appliance (FLIPPER)
This acrylic appliance has been the traditonal replacement for anterior teeth for many years. It is a removable appliance and is worn during the daytime. It can be constructed before the tooth is removed so the patient leaves the surgical appointment with "teeth". compared to the Essix Retainer, the patients teeth occlude better wiht this appliance. Therefore most patients find that the "flipper' may be better for eating that the Essix. Occasionally, in the privacy of one's home, some patients will remove the flipper to eat. This particular appliance replaces the same upper front two teeth as the Essix retainer.