Xbow®

The Xbow® (Crossbow®) Class II Corrector is an alternative to the Herbst appliance, Twin Block, and Headgear, with the advantage of having more unilateral control in asymmetric Class II cases.

Xbow 2017: We have switched from headgear tubes to .036 X .072 sheaths. The "L" pins are made from .036 ball clasps with annealed ends. This has resulted in fewer sores on the cheeks because the springs are closer to the teeth. My favorite pushrod is still a 25mm with a bayonet bend.

Mesial or "Shorty" Hook-Up with 22 mm pushrod with bayonet bend

Xbow movie

This website is divided into the following:

Xbow® (Crossbow®) Class II Corrector

Dr. Higgins Cases

Class II Esthetics

The Xbow® Orthodontic Treatment System

Drs. Steven Hearne, Herb Hughes, Anthony Mair, and Bob Miller Cases

Xbow® Research

Xbow® News

Max TAP: Combining Maxillary Expansion and Anterior Alignment

Max TAP in Class II

Max TAP in Class III

The Higgins Indirect Precision Bonding Technique

Indirect Bonding Video

CAAPP: A hybrid bracket system for more control with lighter forces

Combined Orthodontics and Two Jaw Advancement Surgery

Airway and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Duncan W. Higgins /Delta Orthodontic Group

Retention

References

Xbow Ramblings

________________________Xbow® (Crossbow®) Class II Corrector ________________________

_____________Spring Caps from Comfort Solutions Inc.________________________

 

Initial

5 months Xbow followed by 11 months braces

 

Max TAP: Combining Maxillary Expansion and Anterior Alignment

Before Maxillary Transverse Anterior Posterior Expansion Appliance (Max TAP/RMEX6)

____________________________After 6 months Max TAP (RMEX6)__________________________

________________Xbow® with RME X 6/Max TAP (Mesial or "Shorty" hook-up)______________

 

Initial

After RME X 6 (Max TAP) followed by Xbow (springs for 3 months)

This is an example of first phase only treatment that saves the family the cost of phase 2 and shows what Xbow and partial upper braces can accomplish. See more First Phase Only Cases.

 

The Higgins Indirect Precision Bonding Technique

Indirect Bonding Video

______________Precision bracket placement on patient's model________________

____________Transfer tray ready for placement on patient's teeth_______________

____Light curing adhesive to secure brackets on patient's teeth_____

Combined Orthodontics and Two Jaw Advancement Surgery:

Permanent Facial Rejuvenation

Surgery by Dr. Bill McDonald

14 months total treatment time

12 months total treatment time

More jaw surgery cases

Xbow News

Updated June 5, 2017

Unpublished data from the University of Alberta on 172 consecutively treated two phase Xbow patients

Drs.Miller,Tieu,and Flores-Mir's article in the Angle Orthodontist concluded: Xbow patients finished

6 months faster and had braces on for 10 fewer months compared to patients with braces and Class II springs only

Dr. Terry McDonald interviews Dr. Carlos Flores-Mir on Xbow in the PCSO Bulletin (page 18).

The Xbow® Class II Corrector is protected by the following patents: US Patent No. 6,168,430 B1,

Canadian Patent No. 2,392,021

Crossbow, Xbow,  Triple "L" Arch and "Straight to the Target When Straight is the Target"

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For patients: Dr. Duncan W. Higgins /Delta Orthodontic Group:"Beautiful Smiles, Faster Than Ever Before!"