TF Adaptive System

Features

Adaptation in Motion

Adaptive Motion Technology is based on a patented, smart algorithm designed to work with the TF Adaptive file system. This technology allows the TF Adaptive file to adjust to intra-canal torsional forces depending on the amount of pressure placed on the file. This means the file is in either a rotary or reciprocation motion depending on the situation. The result is exceptional debris removal with our classic rotary Twisted File design and less chance of file pull-in with our Adaptive Motion Technology. This gives you exceptional file control through the entire procedure.

 

How does it work

Increase success with Endo

TF ADAPTIVE CANAL SHAPING

  1. Slowly advance the 
    GREEN
     file
  2. Apply single controlled motion
  3. Wait until the file engages with dentine
  4. Withdraw the file from the canal
  5. Repeat until the file reaches working length
Repeat the process with the 
YELLOW
 file and finally with the 
RED
 one.

 

TF ADAPTIVE : A NOVEL APPROACH TO NICKEL-TITANIUM INSTRUMENTATION “Rotary when you want it, Reciprocation when you need it”. Gianluca Gambarini, Gary Glassman.

 


Improved debris removal

LESS APICAL DEBRIS EXTRUDED WITH TF ADAPTIVE VS WAVE ONE

Manual step-back technique extruded 207% more debris from the apex than TF Adaptive.

Wave One technique extruded 59% more debris from the apex than TF Adaptive.

 

*Jaramillo, D and Raydolfo, A (2013) Comparison of the Extrusion of Dentine Debris Using a New Instrumentation. Publication pending.

 


Fewer File Breakages

SUCCESSFUL ENDO THROUGH PROGRESSIVE CANAL NEGOTIATION

TF Adaptive helps clinicians avoid the risk of file fracture:

  • Adaptive motion results in resistance to cyclic fatigue.
  • Adaptive motion lessens the twisting stress on the file as well.
  • TF Files’ crystalline structure provide a greater range of elasticity.
  • More resistance to fracture.
  • Superior strength provides high durability.
 

 

 

Cyclic fatigue resistance of newly manufactured rotary nickel titanium instruments used in different rotational directions. Gianluca Gambarini, Richard Gergi, Nicola Maria Grande, Nada Osta, Gianluca Plotino, Luca Testarelli.
 

Adaptation in motion

Rotary when you want it. Reciprocation when you need it.

 

 

 

 

 
START WITH GREEN AND STOP WITH RED

Intuitive colour-coded file identification. Colour-coded system designed for efficiency and ease of use. Just like a traffic light...

 

 

 

 

TF ADAPTIVE TECHNIQUE

Leveraging the success of our clinically-proven Twisted File design: Rotary when you want it, Reciprocation when you need it.

Use the hand file to establish glide path and determine correct TFA file working sequence.

Packaging

Article ID Packaging
Elements Motor
815-1502 ELEMENTS MOTOR WITH 8:1 CONTRA ANGLE                            
TF Adaptive Starter Kit
815-1531 CONTAINS:  (1) ELEMENTS MOTOR W/ 8:1 CONTRA ANGLE
  5 PKS TF ADAPTIVE SMALL ASSORTED PACK IN 23 MM  
  2 PKS TF ADAPTIVE SMALL ASSORTED PACK IN 27 MM
  5 PKS TF ADAPTIVE MEDIUM/LARGE ASSORTED PACK IN 23 MM
  2 PKS TF ADAPTIVE MEDIUM/LARGE ASSORTED PACK IN 27 MM  
  2 PKS #8 K-FILES IN 25MM
  2 PKS #10 K-FILES IN 25MM
  2 PKS #15 K-FILES IN 25MM
  (1) LA AXXESS 2.0 BUR KIT
TF Adaptive Assorted Files
817-3003 TF ADAPTIVE SMALL PROCEDURE PACK 23MM          
817-3007 TF ADAPTIVE SMALL PROCEDURE PACK 27MM    
817-4003 TF ADAPTIVE MED/LRG PROCEDURE PACK 23MM                       
817-4007 TF ADAPTIVE MED/LRG PROCEDURE PACK 27MM
TF Adaptive Files
817-4203 TF ADAPTIVE FILE SM1 23MM (4 PCS)                                                 
817-4207 TF ADAPTIVE FILE SM1 27MM (4 PCS)
817-6253 TF ADAPTIVE FILE SM2 23MM (4 PCS)
817-6357 TF ADAPTIVE FILE SM2 27MM (4 PCS
817-4353 TF ADAPTIVE FILE SM3 23MM (4 PCS)
817-4357 TF ADAPTIVE FILE SM3 27MM (4 PCS)
817-8253 TF ADAPTIVE FILE ML1 23MM (4 PCS)
817-8257 TF ADAPTIVE FILE ML1 27MM (4 PCS)
817-6353 TF ADAPTIVE FILE ML2 23MM (4 PCS)
817-5357 TF ADAPTIVE FILE ML2 27 MM (4 PCS)
817-4503 TF ADAPTIVE FILE ML3 23 MM (4 PCS)
817-4507 TF ADAPTIVE FILE ML3 27 MM (4 PCS)

Educational

Twisted-Files Adaptive: A Novel Approach to Endodontic NiTi Instrumentation

A major goal of Endodontics is the prevention or elimination of “apical periodontitis”. Apical periodontitis is the general term for endodontic related periradicular/periapical inflammation, whether it is histologically a granuloma, cyst or abscess, in symptomatic or asymptomatic form.1 When root canal treatment is indicated, we rely on the triad of instrumentation, irrigation and obturation to achieve this goal.


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Documents

Testimonials

Testimonials
  • Dr. Gianluca Gambarini
    The small sequence allows me to predictably and safely treat canals with complex curvatures. The medium-large sequence is similar to a single file technique, but by adding a second size 35 instrument (which takes only 5 to 10 seconds) greatly improves apical shaping, allowing 20 to 30 percent better enlargement than size 25. Additionally, it provides the space needed for irrigation. This means better quality of apical preparation and irrigation, due to better removal of bacteria and pulp tissue in the most delicate and important areas.
  • Dr. Brett Gilbert
    An instrument like this takes away a lot of risk a general dentist would encounter with root canals. The TF Adaptive is a very simple system that will give someone excellent results and will keep them in that safe zone. With that, the doctor has more confidence, can offer the patient more compassion, and can really feel comfortable when treating root canal cases
  • Dr. Thomas Jovicich
    You put the file into the hand piece, follow the procedure card and just feel the tactile change. You just let the file do the work for you—it’s just so simple and easy to use.
  • Dr. Brett Gilbert
    Other files may have separated in the canal: “The motor is able to react immediately to avoid the situation where the instrument binds in the canal, but continues to turn then eventually separates. The adaptive motion motor gets feedback from the instrument, and if the instrument is under too much stress, it backs off the power and reverses direction to avoid separating the instrument. It’s a cool concept.
  • Dr. Gianluca Gambarini
    I can choose between two sequences (medium-large or small). Different approaches to canal shaping makes the TF Adaptive perfect for all cases.
  • Dr. Carsten Blok
    The development of TF Adaptive has made it fun to do endodontics again. It´s fast, effective and very easy to implement in every practice. With the Adaptive system file fractures are prevented, and we never feel uncertain with the rotating system with TF Adaptive. The identification is as simple as a traffic light – so Go as in Green and Go TF Adaptive.
  • Dr. Alexis Gaudin
    My first experience of TF Adaptive files was exceptional debris removal. The combination of a new motion technology with a simple and intuitive color code helps me in my endodontic practice, tested and approved!
  • Dr. Hugo Sousa Dias
    Incorporating TF Adaptive files, Endovac and the Elements Obturation Unit into my daily practice allowed a standardization of all my endodontic treatments, thus ensuring that all requirements are met for a quality treatment in a cost-effective, simple and safe way. A successful concept for root canal treatment. I’d recommend it to any practitioner looking to increase their efficiency. With TF Adaptive files, I’m truly confident in tackling any root canal anatomy, in a simple, safe and predictable way, reducing my concerns about file separation. This is the only file system I will need. It’s time to perform Endo without worries. Thanks to TF Adaptive, Endovac and the Elements Obturation Unit, I have a step-by-step technique for completing any root canal treatment with the highest quality requirements. Now Endo is more simple, secure, time saving and predictable.
  • Dr. Monika Dzieciątkowska
    TF Adaptive has changed my method of mechanical preparation for the canal system into something predictable, safe and very fast! And safety is the most important of those.
  • Dr. Imran Cassim
    TF Adaptive has given me the confidence to shape tortuous anatomy and a greater sense of control.
  • Dr. Bartłomiej Karaś
    Working with TFA is like a walk in the park – easy, predictable and pleasurable. I've fell in love when I introduced the first file to the canal!

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