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Interproximal reduction professional tools of Swiss Dental Care

Interproximal Reduction (IPR)


Interproximal reduction (the removal of interproximal enamel to reduce the mesial-distal size of teeth) became more and more popular over the past years with the rise of clear aligner treatments such as InvisalignTM, Essix Minor Tooth MovementTM, EclignerTM or customized systems to gain space by modifying the enamel with slenderizing techniques




Basically IPR is an adjunctive technique employed to reduce intra-arch crowding of up to 8mm and to increase stability by flattening contact surfaces. It facilitates moving teeth shorter distances as opposed to extraction cases, and has further advantages of less relapse, more parallel roots and more stable contact points. It should be avoided in patients with very poor hygiene or very rectangular teeth and teeth with little interproximal enamel. Although 8-9mm of space per arch may be achieved by removing interproximal enamel, Dr. Sheridan has recommended creating no more than .5mm shared space in the anterior interproximal points. Thus crowding of 2.5mm in the anterior may be resolved without expansion just using IPR of the anterior 5 contact points.


SDC Products


G5 line has been developed to provide more flexibility and safety. The innovative G5 affords new opportunities in dentistry; it is now also possible to use the new files for remodeling interproximal embrasures or finishing and final polishing of restorative materials like ceramics and composites.


Orthofile and Prostrip can be used in orthodontics as well as in general dentistry. With the new G5 Prostrip and Prolign it is possible to easily exchange the diamond coating by replacing the file and leaving its shank in the head. Attachment and removal of the bend file are made real quick and easy due to the click-mechanism. Once the treatment is completed, the shaft can be disposed or – if preferred- sterilized to be reused.


The files can be inserted on both sides; by doing so- in case of the diamond-coated files on one side - left as well as right can be used with the same file.


After all the new G5 ProShape allows finishing and polishing of spaces which are treated with ceramics or odontological composites. A non-diamond-coated area provides the opportunity to insert the file into the contact point without damaging the enamel.


All G5 files can principally also be used manually; however, it is self-evident that mechanically driven the convenience is far higher and the treatment times are significantly shorter (5 time more efficiently than manuals methods).

The headquarter of SDC Switzerland AG is located in Bioggio, close to the Italian-Swiss border. This is no coincidence, for Ticino has long been characterized by its technical and economic dynamism.

SDC Switzerland is part of this innovation dynamic in the southern part of Switzerland, with the origins of the company going back to the local tradition of high-quality crafts. As a company from Southern Switzerland, SDC Switzerland AG more than ever before blends well-known Swiss quality with creativity in developing new products.


In order not only to meet cross-border requirements and challenges but, time and again, to confirm ourselves as innovators and leaders, we closely work with universities and colleges all over Europe. Most valuable to us is however a continuous exchange of ideas and experiences with practicing dentists. The insights they glean from their work help SDC Switzerland AG seek and find innovative solutions and market pioneering products.

For this reason, we conduct a dynamic research, development, and renewal programme actively supported by all our staff members. It's principal core consisting of internal company experts and key opinion leaders with their practical experiences as well as recommendations, for possible improvements, are continually integrated by SDC Switzerland AG.


The products of SDC Switzerland AG are endorsed by clinicals studies done at university level and thus in Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and Germany. This cooperation with universities is a tradition with us, as well as part of our strategy for the future.

The newly designed main catalogue presents the extensive range of SDC Switzerland AG products in a clear and synoptic manner as well as our most recent innovations. Swiss quality and precision craftsmanship characterizes every single one of these products.


The best example of this is a high-quality graining made of natural diamonds as well as a first-class galvanic conditioning that, together, results in a diamondization allowing quite extraordinary application and treatment results. The objective of this improved product range is to provide a suitable high-quality product for every aplication, while a minimally invasive treatment always remains a priority.



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