Arch evaluator with upper cuspid “sweet spot” marking.
Lateral Development can help achieve a Platinum Proportion smile, which is the esthetic result that occurs when properly selected archwires completely express the lateral dimension of the upper arch, creating a gradation that exceeds the traditional Golden Proportion. Dr. Robert Waugh designed Unitek Lateral Development Archwires for treatment of patients with smaller tooth anatomy and/or spacing. After measuring all anterior teeth in his practice for over five years, he has crystallized a method to consistently deliver a predictable anterior display while idealizing functional coupling anterior teeth. A unique feature of the Unitek Lateral Development System is that the archwires have circular anterior contours available in three coordinating sizes with approximate radii of 28 mm, 26 mm and 24 mm. Each wire is specifically designed to align and display the upper anterior six teeth for a known range of mesial-distal tooth sizes. Now, patients with small, medium, and large teeth can achieve both a predictable esthetic display and coordinated occlusion.