Split Hooks are also used to reactivate a compressed open coil.
The coil is compressed and the hook is squeezed onto the archwire. The hook (a stop does not have a hook) helps in handling and may be cut off or bent to the side after placement, if annoying to the patient.
We recommend using a Weingart Plier or Special Crimpable Hook Plier; both have serrations on the tips to handle split hooks.
Utilizing the split hook for elastic attachment to the archwire has met with disappointing results because the hook will either move or fall off. If these are used for elastic attachment to the archwire, they should be soldered.
Split Stops (no hook, otherwise the same) are also used for spacing purposes. Leaving off the hook makes attachment more comfortable for the patient, but is more difficult for the clinician to place.
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