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THE BREAK-PROOF,
ULTRA-THIN PRECISION RETAINER

MEMOTAIN® perfectly blends accuracy and material strength (fracture rate of only 1%) to ensure the best fit. Thanks to the CAD/CAM manufacturing process, MEMOTAIN® retainers are more precise than a handcrafted lingual retainer could ever be. The new MEMOTAIN® 2.0 features such as smoothing specific points in interdental areas or partial distances facilitate accurate positioning and improve the overall stability. The material too is innovative: MEMOTAIN® retainers are manufactured using the shape-memory alloy NITINOL and as a result are much thinner and more comfortable to wear in contrast to conventional retainers. Once it is brought to shape, this innovative material cannot be bent any more. Thanks to the specifically tailored transfer jig, fitting the retainer is child's play. Maximum convenience for you and maximum comfort for your patients.

DETAILED VIEW

CA DIGITAL's retainers are made using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) processes. Thanks to the innovative manufacturing process, MEMOTAIN® is made to fit and, with a thickness of 0.4 mm x 0.4 mm, is much thinner than conventional lingual retainers.

CONVENTIONAL RETAINERS
MEMOTAIN® RETAINERS

WORTH KNOWING

MORE DURABLE THAN CONVENTIONAL RETAINERS

Even the best retainer in the world can break at some point. This is often due to improper application; in other instances, the fault may be in the material or design – issues we are constantly working on improving. To further optimise the quality of our MEMOTAIN® retainers, we carefully examine every reject, every customer complaint and are constantly committed to developing new solutions and improvements, for instance the innovative MEMOTAIN® 2.0 features. And we are successful! MEMOTAIN® retainers have a material fracture rate of only 1%* – this is clearly far lower than that of conventional retainers which have a fracture rate of 10%.

FRACTURE STATISTICS
OF CONVENTIONAL RETAINERS*

FRACTURE STATISTICS
OF MEMOTAIN®**

* Source: Long-Term Experience with Direct-Bonded Lingual Retainers, 1991, ESPEN H. DAHL, DDS, BJORN U. ZACHRISSON, DDS, PHD.
** Source: Statistical data of CA DIGITAL, data sample involving 30,000 retainers.

THE ADVANTAGES

MORE PRECISE THAN ANY HANDCRAFTED RETAINER

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Thanks to the innovative manufacturing process, MEMOTAIN® is made to fit and, with a thickness of 0.4 mm x 0.4 mm, is much thinner than other lingual retainers.

MAXIMUM STABILITY – MATERIAL FRACTURE RATE OF ONLY 1%

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MEMOTAIN® retainers are made of NITINOL, an extremely stable, high-grade shape-memory alloy. With a material fracture rate of only 1%, MEMOTAIN® retainers are far superior than conventional retainers which have a fracture rate of 10%.

NEW MEMOTAIN® 2.0 FEATURES FOR AN EVEN BETTER FIT

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New features such as smoothing specific points in interdental areas or partial distances facilitate greater customisation and more accurate positioning. This makes the retainer more durable.

EASY TO FIT

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The retainers are delivered with a customised transfer jig. Fitting them is quite straightforward. All new features of the MEMOTAIN® 2.0 retainer are planned on a case-by-case basis to meet the individual requirements.

NO RESTRICTIONS ON PROPER ORAL HYGIENE

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Thanks to their perfect fit, the ultra-thin material and smaller bonded surfaces, MEMOTAIN®</sup retainers are much easier to clean than conventional steel retainers.

MAXIMUM WEAR COMFORT AND PERFECT FIT

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Thanks to digital manufacturing techniques, it is possible to reproduce even the minutest structures. This ensures a perfect fit and greater wear comfort.

TREATMENT CASES

CASE 1

1 – CONDITION AFTER COMPLETION OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

When the photos were taken, the treatment plan for the patient included wearing a removable retention device for the upper jaw at night (which she definitely wanted to discontinue) and a so-called 2-point retainer for the lower jaw – to be more precise: a 0.032" wire attached to the canines. The patient did notice a minimum movement of teeth 31 and 41. The main reason for her insisting on a CAD/CAM retainer was, however, her desire for a greater comfort level.

2 – CAD/CAM RETAINER ON THE PLASTER MODEL

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer on the plaster model without the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

3 – CAD/CAM RETAINER ON THE PLASTER MODEL

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer on the plaster model without the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

4 – IN-SITU CLOSE-UP IMAGE OF CAD/CAM RETAINER

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer in the patient's mouth without the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

5 – CLOSE-UP OF CAD/CAM RETAINER AFTER BONDING

The patient cannot feel the CAD/CAM retainer in the interdental spaces between the teeth. The patient can feel the resin of the bonding surface with her tongue. Perfect fit – 100% passive. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

6 – CAD/CAM RETAINER ON THE PLASTER MODEL

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer on the plaster model without the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

7 – CAD/CAM RETAINER ON THE PLASTER MODEL

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer on the plaster model with the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

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8 – IN-SITU IMAGE OF CAD/CAM RETAINER

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer in the patient's mouth with the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

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9 – IN-SITU IMAGE OF CAD/CAM RETAINER – AFTER BONDING TO TOOTH 23

In-situ image of the CAD/CAM retainer after bonding to tooth 23 by means of the transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

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10 – CAD/CAM-RETAINER – AFTER BONDING TO TEETH 13 TO 23

The patient cannot feel the CAD/CAM retainer in the interdental spaces between the teeth. The patient can feel the resin of the bonding surface with her tongue. Perfect fit – 100% passive. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

CASE 2

1 – A SLIGHT RELAPSE HAS BEEN IDENTFIED IN THE LOWER JAW AS THE PATIENT DID NOT WEAR THE REMOVABLE RETENTION DEVICE FOR THE PRESCRIBED PERIOD.

The patient did not wish to have the position of the front teeth in the lower jaw corrected again. Instead she wanted a permanent stabilisation of the position of the teeth shown in the photos and to discontinue wearing the removable retention device. The patient decided in favour of a CAD/CAM retainer for the lower jaw and a bite splint for the upper jaw.

2 – CAD/CAM RETAINER ON THE PLASTER MODEL

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer on the plaster model without the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

3 – CAD/CAM RETAINER ON THE PLASTER MODEL

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer on the plaster model without the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

4 – IN-SITU CLOSE-UP IMAGE OF CAD/CAM RETAINER

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer in situ without the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

5 – CLOSE-UP OF CAD/CAM RETAINER AFTER BONDING

The patient cannot feel the CAD/CAM retainer in the interdental spaces between the teeth. The patient can feel the resin of the bonding surface with her tongue. Perfect fit – 100% passive. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

CASE 3

1 – CHARACTERISTIC APPEARANCE OF TERTIARY CROWDING

The patient (a student of dentistry) was aware of the progressive crowding of the front teeth of the lower jaw and wanted to prevent this process once and for all with the help of a CAD/CAM retainer. Unfortunately, the patient did not wish to correct the position of the teeth.

2 – CAD/CAM RETAINER ON THE PLASTER MODEL

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer on the plaster model without the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

 

3 – CAD/CAM RETAINER ON THE PLASTER MODEL

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer on the plaster model with the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

4 – IN-SITU IMAGE OF CAD/CAM RETAINER

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer in the patient's mouth with the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

5 – CLOSE-UP OF CAD/CAM RETAINER AFTER BONDING

The patient cannot feel the CAD/CAM retainer in the interdental spaces between the teeth. The patient can feel the resin of the bonding surface with her tongue. Perfect fit – 100% passive. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

CASE 4

1 – CONDITION AFTER COMPLETION OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WITHOUT PERMANENT RETENTION

The patient did not wish to have the position of the front teeth in the lower jaw corrected again. Instead she wanted a permanent stabilisation of the current position of her teeth by using a CAD/CAM retainer to stop the progress of any undesired tooth movement.

2 – CAD/CAM RETAINER ON THE PLASTER MODEL

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer on the plaster model with the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

3 – CLOSE-UP OF CAD/CAM RETAINER AFTER BONDING

The patient cannot feel the CAD/CAM retainer in the interdental spaces between the teeth. The patient can feel the resin of the bonding surface with her tongue. Perfect fit – 100% passive. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

CASE 5

1 – PATIENT WITH TERTIARY CROWDING

Slight mesial rotation of teeth 31 and 41 indicating the initial phase of tertiary crowding. The patient (a student of dentistry) was aware of the progressive crowding of the front teeth of the lower jaw and wanted to prevent this process once and for all with the help of a CAD/CAM retainer. Unfortunately, the patient did not wish to correct the position of the teeth.

2 – CAD/CAM RETAINER ON THE PLASTER MODEL

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer on the plaster model with the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

3 – IN-SITU IMAGE OF CAD/CAM RETAINER

Trial fitting of the CAD/CAM retainer in the patient's mouth with the silicone transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

4 – IN-SITU IMAGE OF CAD/CAM RETAINER – AFTER BONDING TO TEETH 33 AND 43

In-situ image of the CAD/CAM retainer after bonding to teeth 33 and 43 by means of the transfer coping included in the scope of delivery. Perfect fit – 100% passive. Thanks to their perfect fit, CAD/CAM retainers can easily be placed in the ideal position in the patient's mouth even without the transfer coping that is included in the scope of delivery. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

5 – CLOSE-UP OF CAD/CAM RETAINER AFTER BONDING

The patient cannot feel the CAD/CAM retainer in the interdental spaces between the teeth. The patient can feel the resin of the bonding surface with her tongue. Perfect fit – 100% passive. 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm or 0.012" x 0.012" nitinol, electropolished.

MEMOTAIN® SALES IN EUROPE

With a strong partner by our side since 2018, we are able to ensure prompt delivery of MEMOTAIN® within Europe. In many European countries, the international Group Ormco (www.ormcoeurope.com) markets MEMOTAIN® on our behalf. Thanks to Ormco’s extensive network of sales teams across several regions, you will always be able to contact a specialist in your vicinity who will promptly deal with your concerns. For any questions on the sales and marketing of MEMOTAIN® in Europe, contact Ormco directly at: memotainmaps on@ormco.com

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